Brief Introduction

Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu, Inc. (RIF-Honolulu) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

• Encourages a love of reading through book ownership.
• Provides 16,000 books a year to K-3 students in under-resourced communities on Oahu.
• Is staffed entirely by volunteers.

100% of all contributions to RIF-Honolulu are used exclusively for our Oahu children's literacy program.

Your gift of $75 funds the distribution of books to 1 classroom, $150 funds 2 classrooms, and $300 funds 4 classrooms!

You can make a difference for Oahu's keiki and support RIF-Honolulu's literacy program!

Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Please send your gift to:
Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu, Inc.
PO Box 61826
Honolulu, HI 96839-1826

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  • The Gift of Reading

    What an ideal time of year to remember just how special the gift of reading is!

    To close 2016, here are a few thoughts about the wonder of books and reading.  Enjoy!!

    “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor

    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

    “So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa

    “A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” – Neil Gaiman

    “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss

    “I cannot live without books.”  – Thomas Jefferson

    “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”  – Groucho Marx

    “One of the greatest gifts adults can give – to their offspring and to their society – is to read to children.”  – Carl Sagan

    “A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett

    “Turn the pages of your imagination…READ!” – Author unknown

    “The greatest gift of all is a passion for reading.” – Elizabeth Hardwick

    RIF-Honolulu wishes you holidays filled with joy and a 2017 filled with great books!