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June News: A Solution

A Solution
The dreaded summer slide – also known as the learning loss that disproportionately affects underserved children each summer when they leave their books at school.
Summer slide

RIF is hard at work finding a low-cost solution that can be used in schools nationwide, thanks to a grant from the Department of Education. And we’ve also got tips for parents about how to keep their own kids reading all summer long.


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Superstar Author
He’s a basketball legend. A children’s book author. A historian. And, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a big friend to RIF.
Superstar Author

He recently wowed an audience of book-loving grown-ups at our Gala Dinner and, the next day, a library full of RIF kids at Amidon-Bowen Elementary, home to RIF’s first program ever.


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Be Book Smart

Coming Soon
Our biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner. So save up to save big in just a couple of weeks! Visit your local Macy’s store June 21-July 21 and use our Be Book Smart coupon. When you donate $3 to RIF, you’ll get $10 off* a $50 purchase. It’s a win-win!

Eric Carle Honors

RIF Receives Awards
The Eric Carle Museum has announced their 2013 honorees and guess who’s made the grade? RIF’s own Lynda Johnson Robb, one of RIF’s founding board members, and Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF! They’ll be honored in the Angel category for their tireless advocacy for children’s literacy.


Supporter of the Month
RIF is proud to announce Chevron as our June Donor of the Month. Chevron has been a top donor at RIF’s annual gala for the past eight years, including this year at our WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Gala. A big thanks to Chevron for their ongoing support of children’s literacy!

Teacher gifts

Teacher Gifts
Let’s get real, the last thing your kid’s teacher wants this year is another apple coffee mug. So get them something they’ll really appreciate—the gift of reading. Honor a special teacher in your life or your kid’s life with a special honor gift donation to RIF.




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