Brief Introduction

Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu, Inc. (RIF-Honolulu) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of all donations to RIF-Honolulu 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!