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How to recycle magazines

magazine stacks 2Share your recycled magazines and comics with new readers via literacy programs. We’ll send them to children, teens, and families in homeless and domestic violence shelters, job training and mentoring programs, and foster care.

Magazines and comics should be clean and in “good” or “very good” condition. Good means no torn or cut pages or covers, water or moisture damage, mustiness or excessive yellowing. Very good magazines are “like new”.

Please do not cut mailing labels from the magazine covers. Carefully remove paper mailing labels or black out ink mailing labels with a permanent marker (or we will) to protect your privacy and the dignity of new readers, but leave the covers intact.

There are two ways to send your magazines and comics to literacy program. You can be a Recycler or a Bundler

Recyclers” – simply ship magazines and comics to us.

Bundlers” take a few additional steps to sort and package magazines and comics for delivery.

Learn more about how to be a magazine Recycler or Bundler.

Volunteer: Magazines and comics are very powerful literacy resources and we appreciate your support. We are organizing local volunteer teams to collect, sort, and bundle magazines for delivery to literacy programs.

Raise funds or donate now to support our local literacy deliveries – 100% of funds received supports literacy by getting magazines and comics to at-risk readers.

MAGAZINE HARVEST – Share recycled magazines and comics for literacy

Thank you for helping us to change the world – one magazine, one comic book, one reader at a time. Please share this with others and contact us if you have any questions.

  • Maryland Correctional Institution–Jessup (MCIJ)

    School or Library
    Jessup, Maryland
    Serving male adults 18-60 years of age. From pre-literacy to varying reading levels.
    Needs magazines for 30 students monthly
    Magazines Requested: Students enjoy nonfiction magazines with lots of pictures and short articles–this would include magazines about animals, geography, science, food, clothing, anything relevant to today’s world. National Geographic for Kids would be wonderful.

  • Santa Barbara School of Squash (SBSOS)

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    501(c)(3) charity
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Serves: Students from 4th to 12th grade
    Needs: Magazines for 36 students year round
    Magazines Requested: Any magazines about nature, sports, education, travel, or wildlife

  • Hathaway-Sycamores’ Family Resource Center

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    501(c)(3) Charity, Family Resource Center
    160 bilingual children per month ranging from a 1st to 6th grade reading level
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Needs: 160 magazines
    Magazines Requested: any nature magazines, any sports magazines, any leadership magazines, any education magazines, any travel magazines and any appropriate entertainment magazines.

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