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Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California improves literacy by helping children discover the magic of reading for fun.  Using a network of 6,000 volunteers at 300 sites throughout Greater Los Angeles, this year alone RIFSoCal will provide over 300,000 new, free books of choice, together with motivational reading activities, to build the home libraries of more than 100,000 children and their families. Carol Henault, RIFSoCal’s Executive Director since October 2004, has been dedicated to the advancement of literacy throughout her 24 years in the nonprofit world. Under her leadership, RIFSoCal has nearly tripled in size!  As Los Angeles continues to face the strain of an economic downturn, Carol believes RIFSoCal’s work to ensure that underserved children can continue to choose books to call their own is more important than ever.  “Inspiring children’s passion for reading is the greatest gift we can give them on their personal road to success.”  

Visit www.rifsocal.org to learn more.

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