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

  • Wow! It’s 2016!

    LincolnHappy New Year! The new year means our winter book distribution is upon us. New books have been ordered and our volunteers are signing up for school visits! Our 16 school visits are scheduled between January 13 and February 26. We can’t wait to visit our RIF schools!

    Suzie Lee, principal of Ma’ili Elementary School, wrote recently, “The RIF volunteers all seem to love what they do and the students in return love the RIF volunteers. At the end of a RIF distribution day, many students come to my office to show me the books they selected. They feel proud to have been able to select a book to take home and they feel special to be given a book to keep as their own. It is truly heartwarming to see the smiles and happy faces at the end of a RIF distribution day.”

    Make that smiles all around!