The winter season brought an outpouring of support as businesses and community groups contributed to literacy programs at Children's Learning Center in DeKalb. Employees of Target came to CLC to announce the award of a grant for literacy initiatives and stayed to watch 4- and 5-year-olds performing a skit. Barnes & Noble collected customer donations for children's books. Mary McGinn of Barnes & noble brought the books to the day care center, where each child got to choose a book to keep. Another CLC group visited Wal-Mart to pick up a check earmarked for educational materials. Continuing support for CLC's Reading Is FUNdamental program, one of the oldest RIF programs in the area, comes from Altrusa International of DeKalb-Sycamore and the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb. The RIF program matches federal funding with local money to purchase paperback books for enrolled children to choose and keep. Last year, CLC distributed almost 400 RIF books. A private nonprofit child care center, CLC is a Kishwaukee United Way member agency.