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. Most homeless children have nothing left to call their own, and it’s difficult for local programs to meet the need without help. Chances are, that if you were to call a nearby shelter, you would learn that they have very few new magazines on their shelves for children to read.
By working together with fellow students or co-workers, neighbors or teammates, you can join the Kid’s Magazine Airlift to stock the shelves of a school or shelter in your community with a full library of each of the children’s magazines available at MagazineLiteracy.org.
Contact a shelter in your community. Think of the ways that you and your peers can raise funds to create a learning center for the kids in that shelter. Then select the following links to get started. Anyone can touch another and make a huge difference in their life. Your success will help bring joy to hundreds of kids. Each month, the shelter will receive wonderful new issues of magazines for their learning center.
We’ll give you a place here to tell your story so it will inspire kindness and action in other communities.