by John Mennell
Before I was homeless, I lived in a home with my family and went to school. I love to read magazines – they take me to new places and fill me with possibilities. I’m still in school and won’t always be homeless. Thank you for sharing your magazines with me.
Before I was unemployed, I had a good job and worked hard to keep a roof over our heads and to feed my family and to keep my kids in college. Now I’m in a job training program, so I can learn a new trade and start my new career. Thank you for sharing your magazines with me.
Before I escaped with my child to a domestic violence shelter, I had a home and we will be safe again. I know how important it is to read with my child. Thank you for sharing your magazines with us.
Before I was homeless I was a neighbor. Now I’m in a transitional housing program and will have a home again soon. Thank you for sharing your magazines with me.
Freedom and prosperity depend on literacy. Illiterate adults were once children who didn’t learn how to read. We know that magazines are enormously powerful resources for literacy agents, and that people love to read magazines and love to share them.
The people you support by sharing the magazines you love with homeless and domestic violence shelters, mentoring and job training programs, and foster kids are like you and me and our children and grandchildren, with the same hopes and dreams, aspirations and promise.
Find your way to share the magazines that you love for literacy – to get them into the hands and homes children and families with few reading materials.