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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  • Nunavut Inuit Families


    Education Program
    1,500 children and adults
    Nunavut Territory, Canada
    Needs: 250 magazines and comics
    National Geographic Little Kids, National Geographic Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, education and fishing magazines, and comics.

  • CHEFS Homeless Job Training


    Homeless, Job Training
    40 men and women
    San Francisco, CA USA
    Needs: 40 Magazines
    Magazines Requested: Food Network magazine

  • 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.

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