Brief Introduction

Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu, Inc. (RIF-Honolulu) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of all donations to RIF-Honolulu, Inc. are used exclusively for our Oahu program! Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

• Encourages a love of reading through book ownership for children
• Provides 16,000 books a year to K-3 students in under-resourced communities
• Is an all-volunteer organization
• Has no paid staff members

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

The Latest

  • 2014-15 is a wrap!


    On May, 15, 2015, we completed our 37th year!

    During the 2014-2015 school year, RIF-Honolulu gave books to 4,557 students, 60 student helpers and 238 teachers (each teacher selected a book for his/her classroom library). The total number of books distributed during the school year was 16,162.  Mahalo and kudos to our entire team of RIF volunteers and supporters!

Our Impact

Magic happens when you give books to children: eyes sparkle, smiles emerge, and imagination comes alive.

That’s the mission embraced by RIF—to motivate children to have a lifelong, life-changing love of reading. This ignites a hunger for knowledge and a passion for learning.

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