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Big Merchandising Challenge - Dress and Run our Online Magazine Literacy Marketplace

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Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

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Do you love love love magazines and helping children and families learn to read?

Video Introduction: https://youtu.be/65xYx84o3RE

We have a challenge that needs solving - setting up and running a proper online market that merchandises our available literacy inventory, so literacy programs can order magazines at no cost that match their literacy goals. For example, we match cooking and food magazines to food bank culinary job training and nutrition education programs for homeless and unemployed people, and coding, robotics, and maker magazines to STEM programs, and wooden boat, sports, and literary magazines to youth mentoring programs.

Are you a merchandising expert or want to learn and help to run our global online marketplace?

MagLiteracy.org is the only magazine industry-wide literacy project. We receive magazines donations from consumers, publishers, and retail newsstands, like Barnes & Noble, at the Ohio Literacy Bank warehouse in Johnstown - the first ever of it's kind - like a food bank, but feeding kids and families hungry to read via literacy programs throughout the Columbus region, across the USA, and even around the world (we've airlifted magazines for literacy north of the Arctic Circle, to Serbian youth in Croatia, to Uganda, Nicaragua, Jamaica, and more). Would you like to help children and families to read, while volunteering mostly at home (periodic visits to the warehouse will help you to spotlight the available inventory).

Learn more about the Ohio Literacy Bank here: https://magliteracy.org/literacybank and on Instagram and Facebook @magazineliteracy

Contact us if you have questions: https://magliteracy.org/contact/

Thank you!

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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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Visits to the Ohio Literacy Bank to see inventoryat Johnstown OH warehouse will be helpfulNew Albany/Westerville/Johnstown/GranvilleNew Albany, OH 43054

(40.07569,-82.8102)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Sales Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Curating
  • Merchandising
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Flexible.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and WooCommerce is helpful, but not required. Experience with online tools will be helpful. Periodic visits to the Ohio Literacy Bank warehouse in Johnstown to view/retrieve inventory to spotlight will be helpful.

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