Bookin' it like crazy!!!
October 2021
Just a few days to go until we...
We are still open for sponsorships and donations and for runners and walkers!!! Details below. And guess who might join us for Book It? Yep, the big red guy!
We are, frankly, over the moon about our latest sponsor! Deloitte has joined in as our first-ever Nobel Prize sponsor!!! This multinational professional services network has offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world. With more than 100,000 professionals, the firm provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting, and risk and financial advisory services to a broad cross-section of the largest corporations and governmental agencies.

And Deloitte is sponsoring RIF of NOVA's Book It For Books. Zowie! Did we already say we are over the moon about Deloitte ... and ALL our generous sponsors!!! See who they are by clicking the cow below! ;)

When: October 16, 2021 (Rain or shine; hopefully shine!!!)

Race Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (with staggered starts for safety)

Where: Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington, VA 22203

Virtual runners: Please take pics of your virtual walk or run and email them to: for use in our newsletter and social media. Share the LOVE!!!

Literary character costumes: Not required, but they add to the fun!

In case you have not signed up yet: Just look at the fun you'll miss ... as seen in these photos from our 2019 Book It for Books 5K event!!!

Pictures help tell the love-of-reading story! Do you have a photo of a baby or toddler "reading" or trying? If so, send in your favorite photo(s) to our email: We will publish one new photo a month in the newsletter and on our website through the end of the year (with absolutely no names). All we need from you is approval to use the photo in our media.

New! October's BOOK BABY caption: Time to travel! Vámonos a San Salvador!
Donated Books ...
... over 10,000 Collected!

Third grader Adam Promen hasn't given up reading for soccer (although he can hardly wait to try out his new cleats). He cleared the picture books off his book shelves so he would have space for his growing collection of chapter books! He hopes other children will enjoy his donated books. Which we know they WILL!!!

NOVA RIF continues to collect donations of new and like-new donated books! A full list of book donors can be found on our website at:

If you have or want to collect books for children from Pre-K to grade 8, contact us at We will arrange to pick them up. So far, we have collected over 10,000 books for the children we serve!
*Contribute online by Paypal or credit card at: Donate links can be found on every page of our website, too.
*Send a check to our mailbox:
P. O. Box 7012
Arlington, VA 22207-0012
Other options to help:

*Register with Type in Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, Inc. to select us as the charity you want to support. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to RIF of NOVA. The 0.5% can really add up!
*If your workplace holds a United Way campaign, designate RIF of NOVA as your chosen philanthropy. Our United Way # is 8959.

*Celebrate a graduate, a birthday, or memorialize a loved one with a special donation.

Thank you for any donation -- no matter how big or small! And thank you for being part of the RIF of NOVA community!
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