We are exploring ways to crowdsource components of our literacy work to broaden and deepen our community impact. We are building a simple, global, assembly line process for the collection, sorting, and delivery of new and gently read magazines to new readers – children and moms in homeless and domestic violence shelters, foster care, mentoring,Continue reading “Crowdsourcing magazine literacy”
We have had very good success finding new readers for the magazines we love to share at shelters and food pantries. Also, there are programs that support homeless teens in every school district, so that’s another great place to start. It’s important for programs to know that you will be taking care to bring goodContinue reading “Organize a food and magazine drive to get food and reading materials into homes to feed hungry minds and bodies.”
This article explains how to organize a combined food and magazine drive for your local food pantry to feed hungry bodies and minds. This is especially important as summer approaches, when the need for food and learning increases, because children are out of school, and pantry shelves go empty.
Help us to promote and grow this wonderful seed planted by Ad Dynamics – the student run ad agency at Rowan University in NJ… during an Earth Week “spring cleaning” event, students recycled over 100 magazines to new readers via Volunteers of America. The Ad Dynamics team also documented how to organize a Spring CleaningContinue reading “Rowan University "Spring Cleaning" recycles magazines to new readers for Earth Week”
Is it possible that just reading the book In Pursuit of Elegance would fill our literacy tool chest with elegant solutions? Perhaps just having finished the Power of Intention audio book helped to move things along.In the last two days I have encountered two beautifully elegant magazine recycling ideas that help to resolve some stickyContinue reading “Elegant ways to recycle magazines to new readers”
We have all heard “give a person a fish and you feed them for a day… teach them to fish and you feed them for life.” I say, “first you need to feed a person, so they have the strength and the dignity to learn how to fish… next, you need to teach them toContinue reading “Getting back to reading basics to rebuild a prosperous society”
With words worth a thousand pictures, we’ve hit on a powerful means to connect our literacy champions to the vast web of need and possibilities in every community across the U.S. by setting up their own Magazine Literacy Bee blog space on our MagazineLiteracy.org web site.
Near Earth Day, 2006, MagazineLiteracy.org launched KinderHarvest, an effort that combines the three R’s of education – reading, writing, and arithmetic – with the three R’s of recycling – reduce, reuse, and recycle – to form the three R’s of literacy: Read, Recycle, & Reuse. Read – We love to read magazines! Magazines are informative,Continue reading “The Three R's of Literacy – Read, Recycle, & Reuse”
I was recently having coffee with a wonderful woman who reached out to invest her time to help grow MagazineLiteracy.org. Every year, she organizes a music recital with the proceeds supporting a charitable cause in her community. She said that the next recital would, in a “small” way support literacy needs in her community byContinue reading “The mightiest shade trees and biggest smiles come from "small" seeds of kindness”
When you think of magazines and groceries, the first thing that might come to mind are those celebrities looking out at you from the magazine rack in the supermarket checkout line. Recently MagazineLiteracy.org has had a chance to put magazines and groceries together to feed children and families who are both hungry for food, andContinue reading “KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read”
Our wonderful teacher/literacy agent at Moraine Meadows Elementary School has provided an inspiring report on how they are using Spider magazine in their classroom. Special thanks to Pretium Partners, Inc. and the Kettering Noon Optimists Club for making these vital reading resources available to their school.Here’s what she has to say…