A New Leaf has been helping families…changing lives for over 40 years. From caring for the homeless at our family and men’s shelters, to providing safe haven for survivors of domestic violence and their children; from detention alternative programs for youth to foster care programs and behavioral health counseling for children. We serve as a catalyst to self-knowledge and change and do so with compassion, sincerity, and clarity of purpose.
Through the use of magazines, we hope to focus on helping teenagers in our residential treatment centers who have a history of trauma or abuse. These teens have long histories of failure to engage in the educational process. The color pictures of magazines will draw them in and make them curious enough to read the accompanying story. Our hope is that they will read for the joy of learning something interesting and that this in turn will raise their reading level in the classroom.
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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
100 readers age zero to four
Seabrook, TX, USA
Needs: 100 magazines
Magazines Requested: Highlights for Children, National Geographic for Kids, and Turtle Magazine
Serving Mothers from age 19-40 and children from infant to 5 years old. Most of the children are between 1 and 2.5 years of age.
Needs: New or recycled magazines for 58 mother and 52 children.
Magazines Requested: Magazines appropriate for children and toddlers. Magazines about nature, fashion, beauty, exercise. African American specific and Latina specific magazines. Any general women’s interest magazines.
Mentoring, Job Training, and Education
100 people age 50 and older and 50 people age 21-40
Ewing, NJ, USA
Needs: 180 Magazines
Magazines Requested: culinary skills magazines (30), home magazines (30), computer magazines (30), learning magazines (30), and entertainment magazines (50)