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For Immediate Release:
Nov. 2, 2012
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  Four APS Programs Receive RIF Book Donations Sponsored by Macy’s
13 Additional Programs Receive RIF Book Donations
 
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, selected Arlington’s Even Start Family Literacy Program, Carlin Springs and Hoffman-Boston elementary schools and the Family Education Center to receive free book distributions and literacy activities benefitting children and their families. The funds were raised during RIF’s 2011 Be Book Smart campaign in partnership with Macy’s.

RIF of Northern Virginia received the Macy’s grant of $25,500 to purchase books for 12 Title I schools or programs throughout Northern Virginia.

Through contributions from local communities, foundations, corporations and individuals, RIF of Northern Virginia provided free books to an additional 13 APS schools and programs. Those programs include; Abingdon, Barcroft, Barrett, Campbell, Drew and Randolph elementary schools; Gunston, Jefferson, Kenmore and Swanson middle schools; Wakefield High School; and the APS Language Arts and Special Education programs.

RIF was founded in 1966 to motivate 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 eight. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided four million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year.

For more information, visit RIF’s website at www.rif.org.