Reading Is Fun (RIF)


Reading Is Fun (RIF)

What They Do:

Encourage children’s love for reading. Distribute free, age-appropriate books in English and Spanish. Children may take books home and keep them. Focus on outreach to children of low-income/non-English speaking families since 1993. RIF is a project of the Federated Women of Upper Napa Valley.

Reading is Fun is a community outreach program of the Federated Women of Upper Napa Valley. Federated Women have a rich history of raising and donating money to the community through scholarships, the Veterans Home, VOICES, and Reading is Fun. R.I.F. ‘s free books have been distributed to approximately 6,000 children over the last 25 years. Our R.I.F. program visits three Boys & Girls Clubs and three low-income apartment sites several times each year. Children enjoy a special story time with the St. Helena Children’s Librarian. The R.I.F. books are highly cherished and often the only children’s books in their homes.


Other Ways to Help:

  • Observe an RIF program to learn more about what we are doing.
  • Volunteer 1-2 times per month at one or more of our six sites.
  • Bring cookies to a meeting.
  • Help mark purchased books with the FWUNV stamp.

Business Partners:

Our thanks to Villa Corona, St. Helena, Michael Kelley, PhD, Stu and Sue Clark, and Jeff Feeney, Coldwell Banker realtor for providing matching funds to Reading is Fun through the Give!Guide.


Testimonial:

Children love to read, and when children receive their very own books to take home, you can see their joy and you can count on those books being read again and again.

~ Stu C., volunteer

  1. Anonymous
  2. Janice Taylor
  3. Anonymous
  4. Cory Roche
  5. Anonymous
  6. Melinda Walker
  7. James and Suzanne Bronk
  8. Nancy Fireman in honor of hilary zunin and her tireless efforts to help others
  9. marilyn asmuth in honor of Donna G. Kelley
  10. Katherine Bisagno in honor of FWUNV
  11. Anne S. Percelay
  12. Alison Rodriguez
  13. Sarah Galczynski
  14. Anonymous
  15. Anonymous
  16. Bruna Nieri
  17. Paula Peterson
  18. Bruce Ketron and Debra Inman
  19. Janet Weitz
  20. Joan Burrell
  21. Anonymous
  22. Sarah Galbraith
  23. Nancy Caffo in honor of Donna Kelly
  24. MIRIAM HESS
  25. Sue Clark in honor of Our Christmas Gift to my sister Peggy and her husband Don
  26. Sue Clark in honor of Our Christmas Gift to my brother Jim
  27. Sue Clark in honor of Our Christmas Gift to my sister Sally
  28. Anonymous
  29. Harolyn Thompson
  30. Norma Neil
  31. Julia Bolander
  32. Norma Beltrami
  33. Janice Mathews
  34. Carol Nelsen
  35. Sandra Lowry
  36. Joyce Wiggin
  37. allison saether
  38. Anonymous
  39. Susanne Salvestrin
  40. Andy and Shelley Dowdle
  41. Diamond Mtn Stables
  42. Paula Wiertzema
  43. Catherine Adams
  44. Jacqueline Jackson
  45. Gloria Bath in honor of Donna Kelley
  46. Anonymous in honor of the memory of Isabelle Devean Berry
  47. Nancy and David Garden
  48. Anonymous
  49. Michael Kelley in honor of Matching Funds
  50. Stuart and Susan Clark in honor of Matching Funds
  51. Villa Corona St Helena in honor of Matching Funds
  52. Jeff and Rebecca Feeney in honor of Matching Funds
  53. Paula J. Peterson
  54. Grace Kistner
  55. Annette Smith
  56. Anonymous
  57. Hilary Zunin
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