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October 12, 2011

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October 12, 2011

I'm so thankful that RIF took over the Everybody Wins! program when Beginning with Books went under. I started two years ago and I'm glad I can continue to make strides with my reading buddy from last year. I think that RIF has added great resources for the mentors to cultivate their relationship with the student, which is really half of what the program is all about!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing how to effectively engage a student. I'm also learning that the reading, while important, is not the most important part of this relationship. It's the trust that we build, and from that trust, increased literacy can come, along with confidence and a number of other personal benefits. I learn so much from the student as well!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more build up to the program, I forgot to invite my coworkers to join!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

November 8, 2007
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November 8, 2007
17 people found this review helpful

Cindy Krappweis, the Executive Director of Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, has incredible energy. She exudes this natural light that I can only imagine is a strong motivator for engaging children in the excitement and importance of reading. The programs offered that actively incorporates parent involvement in reading with their children provide great opportunity to foster a life-long love for learning.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

happy, warm, welcoming.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

October 26, 2007

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October 26, 2007

we have worked with RIF for the past 3 years and have had a very successful collaboration, getting books into the hands of needy kids and promoting childhood literacy. RIF Pittsburgh has been supportive and we are committed to helping their mission.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our community, our patients

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

books/grant support

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, supportive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get more books to more kids and provide more services

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

October 22, 2007

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October 22, 2007

RIF Pittsburgh has been an excellent organization that we feel privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with. The staff is enthusiastic and supportive. The website and eNewsletter are filled with excellent reading related activities. We feel that RIF has encouraged Brightside Academy teachers, families, and children to be excited about reading!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Brightside Academy staff and the families/children we provide service for.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their reading related activities and monthly calendar.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Enthusiastic and supportive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide books for more children!!!

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Providing enough books for all children

One thing I'd also say is that...

RIF is excellent! Keep up the good work!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

October 22, 2007

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October 22, 2007

One of the greatest strengths of RIF Pittsburgh is the organization's commitment to individualized service. The populations being served are taken into consideration, and teachers working with the students daily are asked for input on the types of books ordered and distributed. In this way, schools with high minority populations are given books by African-American authors. By the same token, schools working to boost their reading scores are able to request non-fiction books. It is this acknowledgement of varying needs that enables RIF Pittsburgh to make a significant impact on the lives of children in collaboration with their partners!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The enthusiasm of the children and teachers the group works with year after year.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I feel that we are promoting reading among students who need the extra support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extraordinary individuals with a heart for children and service.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

promote literacy in even more children.

Ways to make it better...

RIF Pittsburgh had the resources to help even more children!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

October 19, 2007

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October 19, 2007

RIF Pittsburgh is a great organization fostering lifelong readers by giving children books three times a school year. My school is a distribution site this year and we are very excited about receiving our books. This organization provides books for students who may not have had book ownership before. This year volunteers will visit each site to support the book distribution by doing an activity with a classroom.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am extremely proud to be an RIF Pittsburgh distribution site coordinator.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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