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Dear Principals and Site Coordinators
My heart reaches out to all of you as we work together to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
In light of current school closures, and in an abundance of caution, on March 18 RIFSoCal closed our book distribution warehouse to protect the health of you and our staff.
Should schools remain closed for the remainder of the school year: in order to ensure that all children receive their 3rd book of this program year, Site Coordinators will be able to choose their 3rd distribution books in the fall AT THE SAME TIME they choose their books for the first distribution of the
2020 - 2021 program year. Children will then be able to choose TWO NEW BOOKS during the first Motivational Reading Event/book distribution of
2020 - 2021.
Should the current situation change significantly, we will revisit how to proceed and communicate our decisions to you.
Please take care,
Carol K. Henault
RIF was recognized as the Most Trusted Brand and Brand of the Year in the Youth Non-Profit category in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study
It makes our hearts warm to remember Jake’s firm belief in Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California’s mission to promote literacy and motivate children to read. As a long time Board member and Book Warehouse volunteer, he just wanted to help provide brand new books for as many children as possible. Jake, who passed away in October of 2018, had arranged for his estate to donate over $13,000 to ensure our work continues. The RIFSoCal Board, staff and the children we serve pay tribute to Jake’s vision of literacy for every child.
It is with bittersweet feelings that we say so long for now to Suzi Coscarelli on her retirement from Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California.
Suzi has been a driving force of our nonprofit since 2004. As Community Relations Manager, she helped increase our volunteer base and programming. Her smile, her amazing personality, and her love and devotion to the children and our schools has been remarkable. As the hostess, who welcomed all to our annual RIFSoCal Orientations, she made everyone feel right at home.
Suzi leaves an indelible imprint on our RIFSoCal family.
The RIFSoCal Board of Directors and staff wish Suzi the best of luck in the next new and exciting chapter in her life.
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