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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Libraries, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

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

Programs: In 2014, hands across the sea, inc. 's caribbean literacy and school support (class) program shipped over 39,400 new books, 60 boxes of school resources, and 12 sets of metal library shelving to 107 schools, libraries, reading programs and youth centers in antigua, st. Kitts and nevis, dominica, st. Lucia, st. Vincent and the grenadines and grenada. Over 25,000 students benefitted from new library books to read and classroom resources that their teachers requested.

Community Story

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Octavia Alfred and I live on a small island in the Caribbean name Dominica.I worked as a principal of a primary school in a poor rural area called Castle Bruce when I heard about Hands Across the Sea from an American friend. I filled in the information on the internet and the next thing I knew i got an answer and someone was promising me the most wonderful gift my students could ask for- books. we could hardly believe that we were going to receive new books from people we hardly knew- this was too good to be true.. but it was true. Then I understood that I was being moved to be the Principal of the Castle Bruce Secondary School, not too far away. I continue to correspond with Hands Across the sea. I told them I was being moved to a new school but PLEASE send the books to my primary school, because they need the books. Then the best thing happened again, they promised me books for the secondary school. So the students at the secondary who are mainly from the Carib Reserve and other areas which are poor can now borrow books from both school libraries and our students are walking around with a friend called "BOOK" tightly in their hands.Hands across the sea is the best. They did not send us discarded irrelevant books. they sent us new, interesting and relevant books. Thank you Hands Across the Sea, you made our children HAPPY.