Reading Is Fundamental “Bookraiser”

Recently I had the chance to host a Reading Is Fundamental “Bookraiser” along with other bloggers throughout the nation. Reading is Fundamental or RIF is the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the United States.  A little bit about RIF taken from their site:

Our vision is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading.

To motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Did you know that nearly 2/3 of low income families in the U.S. own no books.  That breaks my heart as a parent.  I know some of the best times my kids have learning is when they are reading (to themselves, to me or I to them).  RIF is doing what they can to help make sure that number is not growing but rather declining.  As  a hostess I organized a “bookraiser” to add to the books Nestle provided to donate to a local school.

With goodies from Nestle (or coupons to be exact to get the goodies), friends and books it was sure to be a fun time.  But you know me, I have to kick the fun into high gear.  So it was optional but I suggested to dress up as your favorite book character.  Want to see who came….

Snow White, Cat in the Hat, Dorothy, Little Red Riding Hood and of course the little ones who are showing off just a few of the books they brought.  Yummy food, friends and donating to a good cause is definitely something to smile about.  Some of the goodies we got with the coupons Nestle provided and the food we cooked along with it:

The adults had a blast visiting with one another and the kids played and played until they were all worn out.  Toward the end of the day we had a special reading time with none other than Dr. Suess…

Raising lots of books to help with a good cause and getting to visit with family and friends.  I must say this bookraiser was a success!  Next up donating the books.  To which school will they go and learn more about RIF!

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    🙂 Had a great time! You throw the best parties and for such a great cause!

  2. 2

    What a great program! I absolutely love the costume idea and the food. There is nothing like throwing a party to get people involved! Nestle definitely made the right choice in picking YOU!