Monday, February 7, 2011

An Ode to RIF

I've spoken of my love for Reading is Fundamental before, but I wanted to revisit it again today because they do such important work.

If you don't know, Reading is Fundamental (or RIF) is a national organization that goes into communities and puts books into the hands of the kids and families that need them. Schools, doctors offices, clinics, and other locations across the country are armed with books and staffed by wonderful volunteers thanks to RIF. Kids have a variety of books to chose from and are encouraged to find something they are truly interested in. They not only bring books to children, and also foster a feeling of joy and excitement around reading. This is just one of the many reasons I love RIF.

So what can you do?

I'm so glad you asked! Visit RIF's Get Involved page for ways you can advocate, volunteer, and support RIF (even by shopping!). They partner with many organizations, who provide ways for you to donate and support RIF while also getting great deals for yourself. Visit their website for all the great details.

RIF's website also provides tons of valuable resources for teachers and parents. Come check it out for reading-aloud tips, book lists, and other great information.

Hurray for RIF!

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