March Is National Reading Month - Join RIF so All Children Have the Ability to Read and Succeed

Mar 22, 2018 4:00 PM ET

It’s a startling fact that 25 million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently and by the fourth grade, 65% of children are reading below grade level. Literacy is an essential life skill that provides the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity. The literacy crisis is real, the impact is staggering, and the need is growing.

As the nation’s largest children's literacy nonprofit, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has impacted the lives of over 40 million kids in all 50 states and distributed more than 415 million books. In addition to books, RIF creates needs-based content for children of all ages to engage parents and educators with resources that drive children’s interest in reading and benchmark their progress.

In celebration of National Reading Month, RIF launched a month-long celebration filled with resources and activities to support and highlight the transformative power of reading. This celebration includes Million Book March, a campaign that encourages kids, parents, teachers and volunteers to count every book read during the month at and includes a suggested reading list with a book for each day of the month. By participating you share the importance of reading in a way that is fun, exciting and supportive.  

Join RIF in creating meaningful change for National Reading Month and beyond.  During March and throughout the year, your workplace giving contributions provide children with the tools they need to reach their full potential.

Support RIF through your employee giving program:

As a donor, you can support RIF by donating to them through your employer’s workplace giving programPayroll pledges made through employer-sponsored charitable giving programs represent a cost effective and near effortless way to support your favorite charities.

As RIF's workplace giving partner, America’s Charities can help your company design and implement a program centered on supporting their work - through workplace giving campaigns, employee fundraising, cause-focused signature programs, volunteerism, donation drives, matching gifts, Dollars-for-Doers, In-Kind Giving and other employee engagement and philanthropic initiatives. Click here to request a demo and learn how we can help you do this.