Reading is Fundamental

Cindy TracyJul 13, '09

I am pleased to announce that World of Reading is now an approved vendor for the RIF - Reading is Fundamental Program. Here is a little information about them, for those who do not know the program:

Founded in 1966, RIF is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provides 4.5 million children with 16 million new, free books and literacy resources each year.

All RIF programs combine three essential elements to foster children's literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep.

Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provides 4.5 million children with 16 million new, free books and literacy resources each year. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Supported by the U.S. Department of Education, corporations, foundations, community organizations, and individuals, RIF has provided more than 350 million books since 1966 for children to choose and keep.

RIF serves children and families in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories in programs that operate in schools, libraries, community centers, childcare centers, Head Start and Even Start centers, hospitals, migrant worker camps, homeless shelters, and detention centers. Today, thanks to public-private partnerships, RIF is the nation's largest nonprofit children's and family literacy organization.

We have designated which books on our website are eligible for RIF, basically those readers which are $7.00 or less. If you have any questions, let us know!

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