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Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

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You can help literacy end poverty. We need your help running our Columbus area literacy marketplace.

Most U.S. poor families have zero books at home - poor infants hear 30 million fewer words - there are 1 million homeless students - 35,000 moms and kids will sleep in a domestic abuse shelter tonight. Millions more readers are waiting, worldwide. MagLiteracy.org gets new and recycled magazines and comics to at-risk readers via food pantries, homeless and domestic abuse shelters, youth mentoring and job training programs, foster care and orphanages - here in Columbus, nationwide, and around the world.

Everything begins with reading. With titles for every age, interest, and language, magazines and comics are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet. Help us get them into hands and homes.

We need your help organizing our reading material collection, sorting, and delivery. We are setting up a local marketplace where literacy programs can select publications at no cost. We need help running our online marketplace, where literacy programs place orders. We need help with event planning, social media, and fundraising. Join us.

Learn more:

https://magliteracy.org/blog

http://facebook.com/magazineliteracy

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About Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

Location:

PO Box 220, Granville, OH 43023, US

Mission Statement

You can help literacy end poverty. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, magazines and comics are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet. Illiteracy and poverty hurt everyone. UNICEF reports that 1 Billion children live in poverty, worldwide. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) says two-thirds of U.S. poor (12 million+) have zero books at home. Research shows that poor infants hear 30 million fewer words when their brains are developing for life. Adults unable to read were once children who didn't learn how. MagazineLiteracy.org has an enormous supply of magazines and comics for literacy to end poverty. Thank you for your help to get them into the hands of eager at-risk readers.

Description

MagazineLiteracy.org gets new and recycled magazines to at-risk children and families who want to learn and love to read. Our primary focus areas are mentoring and job training, readers in homeless and domestic violence shelters, hungry families receiving groceries from food pantries, and foster kids. Too many people can't read - a cereal box, a job description, or this web page. Illiterate adults were once children who missed their chance to learn to read. A child who cannot read is unable to do well in any school subject. We help feed kids, teens, and adults hungry to read and succeed. Join with us to change the world - one reader at a time! Volunteer today! Thank you.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Vicinity ofNew Albany, OH 43054

(40.07569,-82.8102)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Support
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Delivery
  • Inventory Management
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 - 10 hours per week
  • Initially, we need volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule to build up the project

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