Read the official statement from Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO, of Reading Is Fundamental, here. Seems like a valuable program...more valuable than some of the places our money is going.
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*From web site: "Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. 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 4.6 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources each year."