Jean Dean RIF is the largest RIF project in the nation providing books to pre-schoolers. In the last 20 years, we’ve provided well over a million quality, age-appropriate books to over 373,000 at-risk young children. Each year, over 25,000 children receive books in their homes from Jean Dean RIF. (About 2000 are served locally). Without the help of thousands of volunteers across the state, (300-500 locally), fund raising events and the tax deductible donations of caring individuals, foundations, businesses, Kiwanis and other organizations, this program would not be possible.