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

The Latest

  • A “RIF Kid” Remembers

    2017 March Post v1

    “Myself and two other RIF volunteers recently met a young man who works at one of the new condominiums in Kakaako.  When we discovered he was from Nanakuli we asked him if he had RIF come to his class when he was in elementary school.  

    He immediately replied “RIF – Reading Is Fundamental?”  

    He had enjoyed RIF in elementary school and we explained we were RIF volunteers.   He couldn’t believe that RIF was still operating and was so excited to be reminded of his enjoyment in receiving the books from RIF growing up.  He let us know that he still had some of those books and to this day enjoys reading very much.

    And it was a fulfilling moment for the three of us volunteers to know that our efforts bring such positive results.” – A RIF Volunteer