CHANGING THE LIVES OF CHICAGO'S CHILDREN THROUGH THE POWER OF READING

Give Monthly

$ Submit
OUR MISSION

FOR AT RISK KIDS, LITERACY BRINGS HOPE.

When you give books to children, magic happens. Eyes sparkle, smiles emerge, and new possibilities come to light for the first time. Our mission is to inspire a life-changing love of learning through reading. We do this by providing a choice of new, high-quality, and culturally relevant books to kids who need them the most.

4

WHY READING MATTERS

93 MILLION OF U.S. ADULTS

read at or below the basic level needed to contribute successfully to society.

47% OF 4TH GRADERS

from low-income families scored below the basic reading level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

61% OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES

have no books in their homes, attend schools with no libraries, and have limited access to public libraries, resulting in absenteeism and lower high school graduation rates.

OUR PROGRESS

1972
Today

4,000,000

New Books Distributed

48,000

Children Reached Annually

94

Chicago Schools Served

SUPPORT RIF CHICAGO

Donate Books

Help kids by donating books they'll love.

Give Now

Fund a Library

Buy books to build a classroom library.

Give Now

Become a Partner

Bring a year of books and events to one underserved school.

Give Now
OUR SUPPORTERS