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Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

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Help sort boxes of reading materials needed for delivery to 3,500+ children and families via food pantries, homeless and domestic abuse shelters, youth mentoring, and job training programs.

Our program is like a food bank for reading materials. Magazines are special for literacy. With titles for every reading age, interest, professional aspiration, and language, magazines are the most powerful literacy engines on earth. We receive good condition magazines recycled from consumers, publishers, and retail stores, and sort and package them for delivery to new readers via literacy programs.

See more information here: https://magliteracy.org/literacybank and on Instagram and Facebook @magazineliteracy

Contact us for location details: https://magliteracy.org/volunteer/

Thank you!

3 Shifts

  • Sat Dec 11, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Please feel free to join us for parts of the entire day from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Sat Dec 11, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
    Please feel free to join us for parts of the entire day from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Sat Dec 11, 2021 - 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Please feel free to join us for parts of the entire day from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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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

Sat Dec 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

Johnstown OH Warehouse - contact us for detailsJohnstown, OH 43031

(40.15368,-82.68517)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Management
  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Two-hour shifts, but feel free to stay for multiple shifts or the entire day from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • The boxes weigh about 35 lbs., but you don't have to lift them. We are following social distancing and CDC and Ohio guidelines related to COVID. Please bring your mask.

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