Getting reading materials down the last mile into hands, homes, and hearts

Delivery of magazines to the Bethany House of Hospitality location on Hamilton Ave across from Columbus Park in Trenton NJTrenton NJ is at the heart of our global literacy promise. Our mission to share favorite magazines sent to us by consumers and publishers relies on spirited community efforts to reach across the last mile andContinue reading “Getting reading materials down the last mile into hands, homes, and hearts”

Gift of 150,000 Boy's Quest, Hopscotch for Girls, and Fun for Kidz magazines catapults literacy for at-risk kids

by John MennellMagazineLiteracy.org has received a gargantuan gift of up to 150,000 issues of Boy’s Quest, Hopscotch for Girls, and Fun for Kidz magazines for delivery to at-risk children via food banks and mentoring programs. The collaboration was made possible by Marilyn, Tom, and Jonathan Edwards – a long-time publishing and children’s media family, based inContinue reading “Gift of 150,000 Boy's Quest, Hopscotch for Girls, and Fun for Kidz magazines catapults literacy for at-risk kids”

Print magazines for real-time reader engagement

The number one question I get about MagazineLiteracy.org relates to the future of print magazines. In his interview with Samir Husni, Chris Johns, Editor in Chief of National Geographic makes a timeless and very powerful statement about how print magazines maximize real-time reader engagement – arguably more so than digital formats, which is just toContinue reading “Print magazines for real-time reader engagement”

Kudos to Katie Simmons – a Literacy Beacon in Boston

Katie Simmons has been a long-time MagazineLiteracy.org champion in the Boston area, collecting and delivering thousands of magazines to hundreds of children and families in shelters and literacy programs.  She gives every bit of heart and soul delivering magazines out of the back of her well-traveled jeep.  At the same time, she takes a personalContinue reading “Kudos to Katie Simmons – a Literacy Beacon in Boston”

Interview with Katie Simmons – Boston Distribution Center

Sharing our success stories is an important way to help spread awareness about the MagazineLiteracy.org cause. Many individuals throughout the United States have rallied their communities to donate magazines and spread  literacy to those in need. The interview below with Katie Simmons shines a light on one of our most ardent literacy champions.

Tonight, Ranger Rick keeps a boy who loves frogs company in a domestic violence shelter

Boston volunteer Katie Simmons – in her words – why we do what we doAs we get ready to celebrate our 10th birthday – we want to tell the world about a very special person who has been the soul of our project for all these years. For years, Katie Simmons delivered thousands of magazinesContinue reading “Tonight, Ranger Rick keeps a boy who loves frogs company in a domestic violence shelter”

Kindergarten KinderHarvest Coast to Coast

We now have two kindergarten teachers, Ron in San Francisco and Katie in Boston, organizing KinderHarvest efforts with or for their students, giving us coast to coast activity and representing the awesome power of single individuals who take it upon themselves to make a difference. The amazing thing as that each teacher jumped into actionContinue reading “Kindergarten KinderHarvest Coast to Coast”

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