Would you like to help children and families to read, while volunteering at home? Help create bundles of magazine donations for literacy that will be delivered to 3,000+ families picking up emergency groceries at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective food pantry. You will create the literacy bundles by wrapping magazines with twine.
How it works:
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We will work with you to schedule a pickup time and email you directions to the Ohio Literacy Bank warehouse in Johnstown to receive reading materials to bundle.
We will schedule Drop off times with you at the Ohio Literacy Bank warehouse in Johnstown.
Learn more about the Ohio Literacy Bank here: https://magliteracy.org/literacybank and on Instagram and Facebook @magazineliteracy
Contact us for location details or if you have questions: https://magliteracy.org/contact/
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.
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.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
Pickup and Drop-off atJohnstown OH Warehouse - we will send detailsVicinity ofNew Albany, OH43054
January 20, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Must be at least 14
Pick-up at the warehouse and then bundle the magazines in your spare time for return to us.
The milk crates holding the magazines weigh about 35 lbs. Please wear a mask during pick-up and drop-off. Thank you!