Brief Introduction

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

RIF-Honolulu:
• 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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  • Libraries Come In All Shapes And Sizes

    The largest library in the USA is the Library of Congress with 34.5 million volumes.

    Presidential libraries are established to showcase historical materials from a president’s time in office.

    There are public libraries like our wonderful State of Hawaii libraries, where you can request a book or DVD from any branch in the library system and have it sent to your neighborhood library for pickup.

    School libraries are quiet havens where good books can be enjoyed.

    And there are small “student” libraries created by the children who participate in the RIF-Honolulu literacy program. Each student selects three books during the first year of the program, and each student library will grow to include over a dozen books when the program is completed at the end of grade three. Students who had never before experienced the joy of book ownership now have libraries of their own to share with family and friends, filled with books that they have selected themselves.

    Small libraries can grow into big libraries, and with a love of reading, all is possible!