Whole Foods KinderHarvest launch is readied for International Literacy Day

To celebrate International Literacy Day, an event that occurs on September 8th each year, and the start of the new school year, the Whole Foods Markets in Princeton New Jersey and Brighton, near Boston Massachusetts, will join with MagazineLiteracy.org to kick-off the KinderHarvest magazine recycling drive for literacy. These Whole Foods Market locations are theContinue reading “Whole Foods KinderHarvest launch is readied for International Literacy Day”

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”

A noreaster's silver lining

I took a few roads less traveled today thanks to a massive nor’easter that dumped record amounts of rainfall. For two hours I struggled to drive what is usually about 25 minutes to get from one side of town to the other – just twelve miles. Bridges were out at every turn as I madeContinue reading “A noreaster's silver lining”

"Send more help to little towns like Pearlington, Mississippi…"

I was listening to the radio this evening and was touched by a story about how small towns swept away by Hurricane Katrina are already rebuilding… it emphasized the need people have to be home, even when that home is a tent, and the bond that people feel when reunited with their neighbors in theirContinue reading “"Send more help to little towns like Pearlington, Mississippi…"”

Anniversary Marked by Great Sadness, but Greater Responsibility, Resolve, and Hope

We marked our one-year anniversary with great sadness in the wake of hundreds lives shattered by Hurricane Katrina, but with an even greater sense of responsibility and resolve. With over 200,000 children left homeless and on the move to shelters and new schools, on top of 1,000,000 children who seek safety at family homeless andContinue reading “Anniversary Marked by Great Sadness, but Greater Responsibility, Resolve, and Hope”

Welcome to the Magazine Literacy blog

Welcome to the blog of MagazineLiteracy.org. My name is Shawn Lea and I look forward to starting a conversation in the blogosphere of the importance of community involvement and child literacy – and the role that we hope to play in your community. MagazineLiteracy.org aims to connect community sponsors with outlets in the community thatContinue reading “Welcome to the Magazine Literacy blog”