Cricket Magazines,  a division of ePals, and along with Cobblestone, a long-time champion of MagazineLiteracy.org, has provided 10,000+ surplus magazines for literacy from across their entire magazine portfolio.
This is an enormous boost for MagazineLiteracy.org, the first and only global magazine literacy initiative that gets new and recycled magazines into the hands and hearts of at-risk children and families via homeless and domestic violence shelters, and mentoring programs.  The mission of the program is to share favorite children’s and consumer magazines via community literacy programs.  Cricket and Cobblestone magazines are among most important reading resources for children in the world, and include the familiear titles: Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket, Dig, Cobblestone, Spider, Faces, Click, Appleseeds, Calliope, Odyssey, Ask, Muse, Cicada, as well as the Spanish language titles Iguana, Babybug en español, Ladybug en español, and Ask en español.
Magazines are enormously valuable for literacy and children’s magazines are so critical for developing reading skills during a child’s formative years.  The content in these magazines is timeless and will inspire young minds to reach for their full potential.  The magazines will be packaged into literacy bundles and sent to literacy program throughout the U.S.  An emphasis will be placed on getting magazines into homes and literacy programs that have too few reading materials to support families reading together.
MagazineLiteracy.org is setting up a crowdfunded online magazine literacy marketplace to pool financial contributions from individuals and businesses to cover the expense of sending new and recycled magazines to meet literacy needs.