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Family Support Hawaii awarded literacy grant


Family Support Hawaii (FSH) has been awarded a $1,100 grant from Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States.

This grant, which is funded by Macy’s, will be used to purchase books for free distribution to children served by FSH’s various programs and to other children in the local community.

“We are honored to receive this grant and would like to thank Macy’s and RIF for helping us better serve the families in our community,” said Shannon Ramirez, FSH’s RIF coordinator.

“Reading opens the door to so many opportunities, and this grant will help us develop lifelong readers among our local children,” Ramirez said.

Ramirez also credits the local community in supporting and participating in RIF events that are designed to motivate children and families to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.

“It seems incredible for a book to launch a life, but it happens every day as hungry, inquisitive young minds reach out and grab hold of the new people, places, and ideas that books bring them,” Ramirez said.

For more information, contact Ramirez at 334-4111.

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