I doubt you get many e-mails from men. For some reason, I was sent a 3-month trial to MORE. Probably because my name is Chris. I stuffed in into my briefcase one morning and started flipping through it on the subway on my way to work. You create a wonderful magazine! Funny, quirky, not too serious—it's a great read. I wish more men would read it. I was smiling as I entered my office door. I may ditch my subscription to MAXIM. Thanks and I wish you continued success.
I am very pleased to see the quirky, fun and clad layout of Melissa McCarthy. This is what I call a layout "for women of style and substance."
I also enjoyed the articles about the parents' anniversary gift, working with a close friend, and the secret life of friends.
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--Marie U. Hagan
I can't thank you enough for your mention regarding Rebuilding Together. I have been a volunteer with the Duneland affiliate in Northwest Indiana for the last ten years, eight of which I have been on the board as the PR Director. My work with this group has been a part of my second act and it has led to some amazing friendships.
Rebuilding Together does not get a lot of press and maybe that is because we don't build new houses, but what we do very well is give people the opportunity to stay and age in their own homes. Volunteers come out to help their neighbor and it is truly instant gratification to meet and see the homeowner as they experience their home's transformation, most of the time with the aid from complete strangers.
Our town has a population of only 12,000, but we manage to get about 400 volunteers each year to rehab about 15 homes and a few community projects. We have skilled, but also many unskilled volunteers as young as high school age. Corporate team building happens on Rebuild Day as well. It is a wonderful way for someone to give back and it is only one day out of the year. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for a nonprofit should look into their nearest Rebuilding Together affiliate on the national website rebuildingtogether.org <http://rebuildingtogether.org> . They would be amazed at the friendships that they would make and the instant "feel good" in return.
Rebuilding Together Duneland
P.S. I love More Magazine......it speaks to me on every level!
Thank you for placing Melissa McCarthy on the cover of MORE, July/August issue. It is great to see a normal, full-figured actress in your magazine. I am disappointed that more normal American women are not showcased in MORE. The model searches are always really thin women and this is not the norm for America. Maybe New York and Hollywood, but not the true working class who purchase MORE magazine.