Reading Is Fundamental for America, but Millions of children are living in the U.S. without access to books.
Preparing and motivating children to read begins with having a book. Since 1966, RIF provided an effective book distribution program serving 4 million children in 17,000 locations across every U.S. state and territory annually with the help of more than 400,000 volunteers.
In March 2011, Congress eliminated RIF’s federal funding at a time when we know many families need us the most. Without this federal funding, RIF has not be able to serve naely as many of America’s children most at-risk for academic failure -- 2 million fewer children! We need your help reaching out to Congress. Tell Congress you care