About Us

Nearly two-thirds of low-income families do not own any books for their children. Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh addresses this critical need by providing children with access to self-selected books, creating positive environments that motivate children to develop a lifelong love of reading, and engaging families in literacy practices in the home. By providing services to more than 20,000 of our city’s most economically disadvantaged children, RIF Pittsburgh is dedicated to reducing the literacy gap in our community and fostering a lifelong love of reading in the children we serve.




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"My son loves to read and I don't always have the money to get him a new book. He made me read his RIF book almost every night before bed."

- RIF Parent