Read Now, Sleep Later are hosting a seasonal meme that is perfect for this time a year and for all you book lovers out there. This is the final post in the series. Week 3 is to write about a charity or nonprofit that works with books and/or literacy. I thought it would be a great post on Christmas Day to write about one of my favorite groups.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children's literacy non-profit program in the United States and now serves over 4 million children across the United States. It began in 1966 in Washington, D.C. under the direction of Margaret McNamara and a group of teachers and school volunteers. Starting first with 3 schools, RIF is has expanded to 100's of schools throughout the U.S. Dedicated volunteers come into schools to read with children and provide free, new books to children who may otherwise have never received one.
My school and the students have personally benefited from the work of RIF volunteers and the donation of books.
If you are interested in supporting a great organization, you can click here to learn how to make a donation.
Celebrate the season and share your love of literacy with children through the work of RIF.