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Our Mission

To put quality, age-appropriate books into the hands and homes of at-risk young children before they start kindergarten so they can be ready to succeed in school and life.

Walker Area Community Foundation
Jean Dean RIF appreciates partnering with the Walker Area Community Foundation and its faithful local funders. Because WACF cares about children having books in their homes and being ready to do well in school and life, 221 children in Walker County Head Start received 663 top-quality, age-appropriate books in 1718. Thank you WACF!

Breakfast for Books. Saturday Feb. 2, 2019


Run to Read October 27, 2018

Run to Read 2018

It's Coming The New 2019 RIF Calendar

The 2019 Jean Dean RIF Read to Succeed Calendar Contest has ended. No more votes will be counted. HUGE THANKS to all who entered photos for the Jean Dean RIF "2019 Read to Succeed" Calendar. Great photos were in the running and over 1000 votes were cast during the contest. The winners are listed here! Click on each photo to find out who won! Stay turned to hear more about when the calendar will be available, how to advertise in it and and when and where you can get your own copy! Everyone who entered the contest will receive a free copy! Thanks again for your support! Jean Dean RIF

Ride to Read June 2, 2018

Ride to Read 2018

Bennie Adkins
Bennie Adkins Signs New Book

Congratulations Jylexus Williams!! 

2018 Alabama Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.
"Jean Dean RIF Kid" Scholarship Winner!!!

The Alabama Kiwanis foundation board and Jean Dean RIF want to thank all who applied for the scholarship and congratulate each of you for your successes in school life.
We so proud of each of you.

Breakfast for Books February 3rd  THANK YOU


Run to Read Great Success

     Thanks to all came out to support Jean Dean RIF at the  2017 EAMC RUN TO READ--between volunteers, runners and walkers, about 100 folks!!  Thanks to our faithful sponsors and participants this year, close to 4000 children will receive books in their homes- for most, the FIRST books in their homes!
     Special thanks to our fine sponsors
:  Sponsoring Partner EAMC, UPS Pilots Association, Sara Schwarzauer "Jesus Loves You" Family Foundation, All About Books, J Smith Lanier, Opelika City Schools, Opelika-Auburn News, Auburn Bank, Bubba's Medicine Shop, ESG, Frederick-Dean Funeral Home, iHeart Media, Lambert Transfer & Storage, Opelika Fire & Police Departments,  Opelika Parks & Rec, Sidney Lanier, Trustmark, Superior Portables, The Observer, Auburn Audio Visual and BancorpSouth.
     Special thanks to our guest author Richard Oden
, to the AU  VCOM students who provided health screenings, and the organizations who provided information on parenting and healthcare.
     Special thanks to our
Run Committee and volunteers from AU IMPACT,  AU Circle K, AU Ladies Society, Auburn and Opelika Kiwanis, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,  Southern Union Mu Alpha Theta and many individuals who regularly support our efforts to put books in to the hands of children in need.
     Many thanks also
to all who brought shoes for the SHOES4BOOKS campaign!