Brief Introduction

Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu, Inc. (RIF) 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.

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

$50 buys 20 books, $100 buys 40 books, $500 buys 200 books!

The Latest

  • Updates from our Team!

    We just completed our 2013-2014 RIF season! Our RIF volunteers visited the 16 RIF schools in the fall of 2013, and winter and spring of 2014.

    Because of our generous supporters, in addition to offering the children their selection of a book at each of our classroom visits, we also provided “grab bags” from which the children selected a second book! We distributed a total of 23,866 books during the past school year! Our 2014-2015 RIF season begins this September!

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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