Reading is FUNdamental (RIF)


Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is the nation’s oldest and largest children’s and family literacy organization has a mission: to inspire passion for reading and learning through innovative literacy programs and services.  RIF makes reading fun through exciting motivational activities that culminate in “book distributions”— opportunities for kids to choose and keep books at no cost to them or their families. RIF provides books and your PTA provides the volunteer(s) who promote RIF activities and organize the book distribution in your school.

2017 Theme: “Investigate Reading – How do Things Work?”

Donations to RIF can now be made via PayPal.

Or, you may mail a check to:

Reading is Fundamental of Springfield, Inc.
PO Box 11253 G S
Springfield, MO 65808

First Book Distribution:  October 17 at 9:00 am – Book Sorting (volunteers appreciated).  October 18 Coordinator pick up by 1:00 pm at University Heights Baptist, 1010 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65804.

Second Book Distribution: January 16, 2018, 9:00 am

Third Book Distribution: April 17, 2018, 9:00 am

Christmas Parade Cookie Bake Sale
December 9

Please keep RIF in mind as you plan your holidays for some of the RIF famous traditional cookies!  These make great teacher recognition gifts, office party treats, and are perfect for family gatherings.

Order deadline is noon Thursday, Dec 7
Download 2017 Cookie Order Form

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