Use this note to harvest magazines for literacy from your friends and peers…
This brief email or social media note can be used to collect magazines for literacy. Send it to your coworkers, fellow students, neighbors, friends and family. Contact us to learn how to bundle the magazines for literacy programs:
I’d love to collect your “gently” read magazines and recycle them to at-risk kids, teens, and families. The magazines can be dropped [fill in a location here… for example, “on or near my desk.”] Any types of magazines are valuable.
They should be “good” or “very good” condition. Very good is like new. Good means no torn or cut covers or pages, not water or moisture damage, etc.
I”ll remove paper or obscure ink mailing labels with a permanent marker (or you can do that too) to protect privacy and then I’ll cover the spot with a new “gift” label – rather than cutting or tearing the labels off.
The magazines will provide to MagazineLiteracy.org, which which focuses on meeting the literacy needs of at-risk kids, teens, adults, and families served by:
- homeless shelters
- homeless student programs
- food pantries
- domestic violence shelters
- mentoring programs
- job training programs
- foster care
Thank you for being a Magazine Literacy Champion!