Hands Across the Sea, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   164 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 651 Orchard Street, Suite 203 Suite 203 New Bedford MA 02744 USA

Mission: Hands Across the Sea is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising the literacy levels of Caribbean children by assisting schools and libraries in Caribbean communities
Geographic areas served: Eastern Caribbean
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea has been a total pleasure to work with. As a Peace Corps volunteer, I first heard of their organization from the favorable, word-of-mouth reputation they have developed from working with other volunteers in the Eastern Caribbean region. Harriet and Tom provide an exceptional service to us PC volunteers and it is more comprehensive than just the delivering of books. At first they shared with me a neat method for managing my library and provided me with a small grant to purchase the resources to kick start it without even me asking first. Then of course came the fundraising which proceeded terrifically. We were able to raise the funds to purchase approximately 800 new and gently used books for our school library. Needless to say, this created boundless excitement among the students and staff. Throughout the process Harriet and Tom were at the tip of my fingers, so to speak, because if I ever needed to send them an email or make a phone call, they typically respond immediately. I've always felt that they've had my back as a PCV. Harriet and Tom are hard working, innovative, and exceptionally personable. You don't find too many people in the world who are easier to work with than the folks at Hands Across the Sea. We've also managed to meet in person on multiple occasions; they are very generous with their time. In the end, Hands Across the Sea provides a service with dedication and originality that fits oh so well with our roles as Peace Corps volunteers. I am very grateful to have been able to work with Hands Across the Sea.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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