Literacy volunteers mark MLK Day with a weekend of service to reach thousands of readers, worldwide

Literacy is a light to brighten the lives of those in humanity’s dark corners. This weekend, an army of volunteers descended on the Ohio Literacy Bank and other places, to upcycle thousands of donated magazines to at risk readers reached via food banks, pantries, and schools in Ohio, a women’s homeless shelter in New YorkContinue reading “Literacy volunteers mark MLK Day with a weekend of service to reach thousands of readers, worldwide”

This remarkable literacy brigade is thriving at Ohio State University during the pandemic.

Reading our stories at MagLiteracy.org, you will see that young people wanting to make lasting change for good are the wind in our literacy sails. Our first magazine recycling project was organized by a classroom of kindergarten students in San Francisco for children at a nearby homeless shelter. This story is how Ohio State UniversityContinue reading “This remarkable literacy brigade is thriving at Ohio State University during the pandemic.”

Quad Donates $25,000 to MagLiteracy.org to Kickstart Creation of National Literacy Marketplace

Donation Supports Efforts to Combat Poverty Amid Rising Challenges From the COVID-19 Pandemic and Persistent Social Issues September 10, 2020 SUSSEX, Wis. & COLUMBUS, Ohio — In celebration of International Literacy Day and the 16th anniversary of the founding of MagLiteracy.org this week, Quad announced today that it has donated $25,000 to MagLiteracy.org to kickstartContinue reading “Quad Donates $25,000 to MagLiteracy.org to Kickstart Creation of National Literacy Marketplace”

BoSacks – Pandemic Publishing Roundtable

Pandemic Publishing Roundtable: An Industry-Wide Celebration By Linda Ruth on August 22, 2020 – reprinted John Mennell is throwing a party, and we are all invited. In fact, John says, he wants every industry stakeholder—every printer, shipper, distributor, retailer and publisher—to join him in celebrating literacy. John joined the Publishing Pandemic Roundtable–Joe Berger, Samir Husni,Continue reading “BoSacks – Pandemic Publishing Roundtable”

Thank you Atrium Corporation for elevating our literacy mission

Many thanks to the wonderful people who own and operate the Atrium Corporation warehouse in Johnstown Ohio. Their support has enabled us to launch our popup Ohio Literacy Bank. When we received word of a supply of over 100,000 children’s magazines, Atrium stepped up to receive the pallets and allow our volunteers, including their ownContinue reading “Thank you Atrium Corporation for elevating our literacy mission”

Moving magazines and comics down the last mile into the hands, homes, and hearts of eager readers for literacy

At one end of a twenty mile span of the 101 just north of Hollywood, there is a reader with a cherished collection of over 4,000 Marvel comic books who wants to share them – gift them – to new readers for literacy. He is a literacy superhero. At the other end is a teacherContinue reading “Moving magazines and comics down the last mile into the hands, homes, and hearts of eager readers for literacy”

Marines bring the literacy fight against poverty

To the Marines and other service members and veterans who recycle their favorite magazines to MagLiteracy.org, thank you for your service. Magazine enthusiasts gift their favorite titles, like these Marine Corp Gazette, Leatherneck, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and Marine Corp University Journals, to MagLiteracy.org for delivery to eager at-risk readers via our literacy newsstands inContinue reading “Marines bring the literacy fight against poverty”

Many hands make light work filling this literacy pipeline to eager readers

As we might have learned from Gus in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and found in Wikipedia,”haptic” is from the Greek word haptόs for “palpable”. The sense of touch enhances our ability to learn. Studies show that human information retention and learning improve when print reading materials are held and pages are turned. So, theContinue reading “Many hands make light work filling this literacy pipeline to eager readers”

Adopting literacy needs, one newsstand at a time.

There is no i in WE. Underscoring the power of one person to mobilize colleagues and more to help others for good, Claudia in operations at the WE PR firm in #Austin braved SXSW to deliver magazines to this MagLiteracy newsstand for homeless street youth and young adults. Our first batch of 100 newsstands areContinue reading “Adopting literacy needs, one newsstand at a time.”

Grassroots literacy teams sow the seeds of freedom, prosperity, and civility to end poverty for good, one reader, one village at a time

By Amelia Robinson “Personally, as a first generation student, education is something I’m very passionate about, and what got me interested in volunteering at MagazineLiteracy.org. The work being done to promote literacy in the greater Madison area is critical in the hopes of ending poverty, and I’m very fortunate to be part of it.”  —Continue reading “Grassroots literacy teams sow the seeds of freedom, prosperity, and civility to end poverty for good, one reader, one village at a time”