Anne Boley is event and executive coordinator at Kappa Delta Pi.
KDP Headquarters staff has jumped on the Literacy Alive! bandwagon, and we thought you might enjoy hearing about our involvement in KDP’s signature service project.
We are working on a magazine harvest project for MagazineLiteracy.org. It’s such a simple concept and so easy to implement, yet it can have profound effects on promoting literacy.
Here’s how it works: staff, with the help of friends, family and neighbors, are collecting magazines of all types that are in good condition. We donate these to MagazineLiteracy.org, and they offer them to various organizations in need of reading materials for children and families. The magazines might go to a homeless shelter, a school program, or possibly a job training program.
We are recycling magazines while helping with literacy at the same time. It’s a great project that combines our focus on sustainability with our focus on literacy.
Our initial goal was to collect 500 magazines by July 1. We have already passed that goal and are setting a new goal of 1,000 magazines! It’s always amazing to see what people can accomplish when they work together.