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RIF Selects A.B. Chandler Elementary for Literacy Grant

reading fundamentalHENDERSON, KY (5/22/12) – Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, selected A. B. Chandler Elementary to receive a $1,760.00 grant for free book distributions and literacy activities benefitting the school’s children and their families. The funds were raised during RIF’s 2011 Be Book Smart campaign in partnership with Macy’s Department Store.
 
In March of 2011, Congress eliminated $24.8 million in funding for RIF, creating a significant effect on its ability to provide book distributions and literacy resources to families in need. Support from Macy’s is critical to local programs like this one. Additional support from local communities, foundations, corporations and individuals will also be key toward helping RIF fulfill its mission of getting books to kids in need.
 
In low-income neighborhoods in the United States, there is only one book for every 300 children. Research shows that access to books and family engagement in reading activities are the single biggest factors toward ensuring a child’s success in school – and the future.
 
Phyll Ann Cummins, reading intervention teacher at A. B. Chandler Elementary will be heading up the book distributions. “The plans include holding a book give away in the fall and winter of next school year. Promotional activities may include such events as a “Fall into Reading Week” and an “I Love to Read Week.” During these weeks children will have guest readers in the building, participate in bookmark contests, receive a free book to take home, and invite their parents to read and take AR tests with the students, “said Cummins.
 
“The teachers, librarians and volunteers who run RIF’s programs locally are helping put children on a path to success,” said Carol H. Rasco. “RIF is grateful for Macy’s continued support and leadership on literacy issues throughout the years. Macy’s customers should know that their dollars are having a real impact on literacy issues in their own backyard.”
 
Since 2004, Macy’s has been a proud supporter of RIF, raising more than $21 million for the program.

About Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF)

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates 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 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided 4 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year.
 
For more information and access to reading resources, visit RIF’s website at www.rif.org or Phyll Ann Cummins, A.B. Chandler Elementary at 533-1760 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates 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 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided 4 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year.
 
For more information and access to reading resources, visit RIF’s website at www.rif.org or Phyll Ann Cummins, A.B. Chandler Elementary at 533-1760 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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