Reading Is Fun (RIF)

Reading Is Fun (RIF)

What They Do:

Encourage children’s love for reading. Distribute free, age-appropriate books in English and Spanish. Children may take books home and keep them. Focus on outreach to children of low-income/non-English speaking families since 1993. RIF is a project of the Federated Women of Upper Napa Valley.

Reading is Fun is a community outreach program of the Federated Women of Upper Napa Valley. Federated Women have a rich history of raising and donating money to the community through scholarships, the Veterans Home, VOICES, and Reading is Fun. R.I.F. ‘s free books have been distributed to approximately 6,000 children over the last 25 years. Our R.I.F. program visits three Boys & Girls Clubs and three low-income apartment sites several times each year. Children enjoy a special story time with the St. Helena Children’s Librarian. The R.I.F. books are highly cherished and often the only children’s books in their homes.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Observe an RIF program to learn more about what we are doing.
  • Volunteer 1-2 times per month at one or more of our six sites.
  • Bring cookies to a meeting.
  • Help mark purchased books with the FWUNV stamp.

Business Partners:

Our thanks to Villa Corona, St. Helena, Michael Kelley, PhD, Stu and Sue Clark, and Jeff Feeney, Coldwell Banker realtor for providing matching funds to Reading is Fun through the Give!Guide.


Children love to read, and when children receive their very own books to take home, you can see their joy and you can count on those books being read again and again.

~ Stu C., volunteer

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    Janice Taylor
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    Cory Roche
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    Melinda Walker
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    James and Suzanne Bronk
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    Nancy Fireman in honor of hilary zunin and her tireless efforts to help others
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    marilyn asmuth in honor of Donna G. Kelley
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    Katherine Bisagno in honor of FWUNV
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    Anne S. Percelay
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    Alison Rodriguez
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    Sarah Galczynski
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    Bruna Nieri
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    Paula Peterson
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    Bruce Ketron and Debra Inman
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    Janet Weitz
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    Joan Burrell
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    Sarah Galbraith
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    Nancy Caffo in honor of Donna Kelly
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    Sue Clark in honor of Our Christmas Gift to my sister Peggy and her husband Don
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    Sue Clark in honor of Our Christmas Gift to my brother Jim
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    Sue Clark in honor of Our Christmas Gift to my sister Sally
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    Harolyn Thompson
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    Norma Neil
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    Julia Bolander
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    Norma Beltrami
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    Janice Mathews
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    Carol Nelsen
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    Sandra Lowry
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    Joyce Wiggin
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    allison saether
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    Susanne Salvestrin
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    Andy and Shelley Dowdle
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    Paula Wiertzema
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    Catherine Adams
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    Jacqueline Jackson
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    Gloria Bath in honor of Donna Kelley
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    Anonymous in honor of the memory of Isabelle Devean Berry
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    Nancy and David Garden
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    Michael Kelley in honor of Matching Funds
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    Stuart and Susan Clark in honor of Matching Funds
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    Villa Corona St Helena in honor of Matching Funds
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    Jeff and Rebecca Feeney in honor of Matching Funds
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    Paula J. Peterson
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    Grace Kistner
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    Annette Smith
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