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  • Changing the world… one Google click at a time!

    Thanks to advertising and sponsored web links donated by Google Adwords, we’ve noticed a significant increase in web traffic and contacts from people and business owners who want to support MagazineLiteracy.org programs. Our most important and mission critical task …

  • Whole Foods KinderHarvest launch is readied for International Literacy Day

    To celebrate International Literacy Day, an event that occurs on September 8th each year, and the start of the new school year, the Whole Foods Markets in Princeton New Jersey and Brighton, near Boston Massachusetts, will join with MagazineLiteracy.org to …

  • Changing the world – one magazine at a time

    The mightiest oak grows from a single acorn; the mightiest wave, from a single ripple. Thus, we’ve changed our MagazineLiteracy.org tag line to – “Changing the world – one magazine at a time,” because it speaks to the enormous power …

  • Kindergarten KinderHarvest Coast to Coast

    We now have two kindergarten teachers, Ron in San Francisco and Katie in Boston, organizing KinderHarvest efforts with or for their students, giving us coast to coast activity and representing the awesome power of single individuals who take it upon …

  • A noreaster’s silver lining

    I took a few roads less traveled today thanks to a massive nor’easter that dumped record amounts of rainfall. For two hours I struggled to drive what is usually about 25 minutes to get from one side of town to …

  • Subscribe to literacy

    I often wonder about the relevance and lifespan of our youthful magazine-based literacy program.

    I was driving up a highway in NJ today and noticed two payphones at a rest stop. It struck me how very quickly that seemingly every …

  • “Send more help to little towns like Pearlington, Mississippi…”

    I was listening to the radio this evening and was touched by a story about how small towns swept away by Hurricane Katrina are already rebuilding… it emphasized the need people have to be home, even when that home is …

  • Support the Kid’s Magazine Airlift to Schools and Shelters

    Whether caused by job loss, or domestic violence, or natural disasters, each year, over 1 million homeless families seek shelter. Hurricane Katrina has forced 200,000 more kids to move to shelters and new school districts – some very far away. …

  • Anniversary Marked by Great Sadness, but Greater Responsibility, Resolve, and Hope

    We marked our one-year anniversary with great sadness in the wake of hundreds lives shattered by Hurricane Katrina, but with an even greater sense of responsibility and resolve. With over 200,000 children left homeless and on the move to shelters …

  • Gates Foundation Puts $2.3B Into Education

    Bill Gates raised some hackles with his withering assessment of American high schools, but at least the billionaire founder of Microsoft is putting his money where his mouth is. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested $2.3 billion since

  • Help girls define beauty

    Inner beauty’s in. That’s the message that New Moon, the magazine for and by tween girls, wants to get across in its Turn Beauty Inside Out (TBIO) campaign. For the fifth straight year, New Moon is publishing a special 25 …

  • Works of Love awards

    Evelyn Rodriguez is recognizing works of love in the blogosphere. Of course a work of love is its own reward – but recognition isn’t bad either. I’m nominating MagazineLiteracy.org for the award. Good luck, John!…

  • A vintage Easter story

    Du Bose Heyward’s 1939 The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes is still much loved. There are five Easter bunnies to love. The main character, the country bunny, is female and breaks through the rabbit “glass ceiling.” She is …

  • In the cards

    Invite your child to say farewell to winter by designing a greeting card for UNICEF’s annual contest, using a recent holiday memory for inspiration. This year’s theme is “Holiday Happiness.” Winners will receive a trip to New York City and …

  • Spring spruce-up

    You and your family can help tidy up your neighborhood for the coming summer months by lending a helping hand during the Great American Cleanup. You can pitch in by sprucing up a local playground or nature trail, planting …

  • Welcome to the Magazine Literacy blog

    Welcome to the blog of MagazineLiteracy.org. My name is Shawn Lea and I look forward to starting a conversation in the blogosphere of the importance of community involvement and child literacy – and the role that we hope to play …

  • Mile High Youth Corps

    501(c)(3) charity
    Education
    Needs: 30 to 100 magazines
    Magazines Requested:
    For Corps members to read to their children: -Kids -Kids Discover -Sports Illustrated Kids -Humpty Dumpty -Hop scotch for Girls -Chick-a-dee -Highlights -Hello -Turtle -Yum for Kids.
    For Corps members to read on their own: -Readers Digest -National Geographic -Sports Illustrated -Make -Men’s Health -Ebony -Kiplinger -Self -O -The New Yorker -Wired

  • A New Leaf

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Mesa, Arizona, USA
    Serving girls and boys ages 12 to 17 with reading levels 6th grade and up
    Needs enough magazines for 10 girls and 16 boys
    Magazines Requested: Any sports magazines, any car magazines, any fashion magazines, and any entertainment magazines

  • Adult Literacy Plus Of Southwest Arizona

    501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library, Adult Education, GED
    Yuma, AZ
    Serving a minimum of 150 students a month ranging in ages from 16 to 70 years old. Reading levels range from third grade to first-year college levels. However, the most common age of students is between 19 and 35.
    Needs: Approximately 150 magazines per month
    Magazines Requested: Magazines showing places, people, and animals around the world. Any magazines about hobbies or sports. Magazines that open students’ eyes to the world around them.

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