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

  • Winter 2015 Update


    Our RIF team just wrapped up our winter book distribution. We distributed a grand total of 5,529 books! That means it’s time to order more books for our final distribution of this 2014-2015 school year. Our spring dates for school visits are April 13 through May 15.

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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