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We need a Literacy Lift - deliver literacy crates between our facilities to reach readers

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Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

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We have a particular delivery route that we need help with, between our Johnstown Ohio Literacy Bank warehouse and our storage room at Public Storage next to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City.

We bundle magazines for literacy programs in Johnstown and put the into milk crates that need to get to Grove City storage for volunteers who distribute them to families picking up emergency food curbside at the Mid-Ohio food bank. The volunteers return the empty milk crates to the Grove City storage, which need to be taken back to the Johnstown warehouse.

We also move crates filled with magazines in both directions.

Ohio Literacy Bank warehouse - 188 Commerce Blvd, Johnstown.
Storage facility - 4021 Marlene Dr., Grove City

- Drop-off and pick-up at the storage in Grove City can happen any day until 9 PM.
- Drop-off at the warehouse in Johnstown can happen any week day from 8 - 4, and possibly some weekend arrangements can be made.
- Pick-up at the Johnstown warehouse needs to be scheduled, so the supplies can be prepared, and can happen any weekday from 8 - 4, and some weekends.

Currently, the number of trips is small, but will repeat.

Learn more about MagLiteracy.org on our Instagram and Facebook pages @magazineliteracy and our website: https://magliteracy.org

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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
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Roundtrip betweenJohnstown and Grove CityNew Albany, OH 43054

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • The deliveries are not frequent, but the need repeats, and is ongoing.
  • Masks are required at the Johnstown warehouse.

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