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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!

Congratulations Nyah Denise Vincent!! 


2019 Alabama Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.
"Jean Dean RIF Kid" Scholarship Winner!!!

    Nyah Denise Vincent, recent graduate of Northview High School in Dothan, AL who attended preschool at Dothan City Schools Head Start.

We so proud of you.

Ride to Read June1, 2019

Ride to Read 2019
Many thanks to all who participated in the "LAST" Ride to Read benefiting Jean Dean RIF and this time, also honoring longtime volunteer Lynn Grimes. We had a great time and cleared $3400 to help buy books for "the babies" we serve through Jean Dean RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) . Many, many thank yous to our Ride committee, the Big Swamp, volunteers, sponsors and riders who have supported our RIDE TO READ for well over a decade!!

Breakfast for Books. Saturday Feb. 2, 2019


Run to Read October 27, 2018

Run to Read 2018