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

  • Winter 2015 Book Distribution

    Happy New Year! Our winter 2015 book distribution is underway and continues through February 25. Our enthusiastic volunteers are ready with lots of new books!

    Our third and final book distribution for the year 2014 – 2015 school year will begin on April 13.



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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