Magazine Literacy

Changing the world – one magazine – one reader at a time.

Magazine Harvest – Recycle Magazines for Literacy


Magazine Harvest recycles your clean, gently read magazines to new readers – feeding kids and families hungry to read.  Bundles of recycled magazines prepared by local volunteers and teams are posted to our online MagPower Marketplace for selection by literacy programs.

Learn how to recycle your magazines.

Recycling magazines to new readers addresses both environmental and literacy needs. A magazine harvest works like a holiday food drive, but feeds hungry readers. Magazines can be collected at home, school, work, or play. Surplus magazines that would otherwise be discarded and destroyed can be rescued from throughout the magazine supply chain – consumers, publishers, distributors, wholesalers, and retail newsstands – and distributed to after-school programs, food pantries, homeless and domestic violence shelters, mentoring and job training programs, and other community literacy efforts.

How it works.

  1. Literacy Programs register and post literacy needs creating a wishlist of magazines
  2. Consumers and Businesses fund new and send recycled magazines for literacy
  3. Literacy Programs order new magazines and recycled magazines for delivery
  4. Magazines get to new readers via literacy programs.

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  • New York Foundling

    New York Foundling

    Foster Care
    18 boys and 24 girls
    New York, NY USA
    Needs: 42 Magazines
    Magazines Requested: LUCKY magazine, J-14, Popstar, Teen Voices, Girls Life and Sports related.

  • Henderson Middle School


    School or Library
    Students Grades 6-8
    Richmond, VA USA
    Needs: 75 Magazines
    Magazines Requested Oprah, Ebony, Cobblestone, Highlights, Cricket, Calliope, OWL, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, Kids Discover, ASK, Ranger Rick, Zoobooks, Dig, Boys Life, Teen Magazines and Music Related Titles.

  • Senior Star Adult Medical Daycare


    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)

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