Here’s a sample email you can send to your colleagues to collect and recycle magazines to new readers. Pack and ship clean, gently read magazines with no torn or cut covers or pages to us and we’ll deliver them to kids and families in shelters and other literacy programs. It feels good to share the magazines you love and they are very much appreciated and enjoyed. Carefully remove paper and mark out ink mailing labels, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Magazines are great – we love to get them and read them. Please join me in recycling “gently read” magazines to new readers – homeless families… moms and kids in domestic violence shelters… via food pantries… etc.
I’ve set up a collection box for any magazines you’d like to share. Don’t worry about mailing labels – I’ll remove or mark them out with a permanent marker, and MagazineLiteracy.org will cover up the spot with a fresh “gift” label.
Any magazines that a child or adult would enjoy are needed – as long as they are clean with no torn or cut covers or pages, or water or moisture damage.
Thanks for helping to feed families hungry to read.