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  

2 people found this review helpful

Hands Across the Sea is an amazing group who have done wonderful thing for school libraries on my Island, Nevis. They listen and try as much as possible to get books that meet the students needs and the librarians requests. They always give books in excellent condition with relevant content. We on Nevis are truly grateful to Hands Across the Sea for the generous donations to school libraries over the year.........We pray Gods Guidance on them as the continue to do their best to improve literacy in the region.

Thanks
Londa Brown
Librarian

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe to expand their work into other literacies .....I.e. Computer literacy.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is with grateful hearts we at Victoria School for Special Education say thank you to Hands Across the Sea for an invaluable supply of books contributed to our school. Our students are still enthusiastic and cannot wait for their scheduled reading period to delve into those exciting stories with their teachers and peers.

We were able to start our school library with the supply of books. Through the efforts of Hands Across the Sea, Literacy has improved at our institution.

THANK YOU HANDS ACROSS THE SEA!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are immensely and eternally thankful for the assistance of books for the commencement of our reading project at Babonneau Secondary School. Hands Across the Sea also made it possible for us to obtain classroom cupboards for our classroom libraries.

I am extremely impressed with the alacrity with which our request was met. Moreover, we are certain that Hands Across the Sea has changed the literacy awareness at our school and also students' interests in books. Our students are very enthused about the classroom libraries and they are asking for MORE BOOKS. This is truly remarkable and an immeasurable progress towards making our students and country more literate.

We thank the wonderful team at Hands Across the Sea for changing our lives and we look for further assistance to complete our classroom library reading project.

Our gratitude is BOUNDLESS! THANK YOU.

Mrs. Rosemond-Alphonse
Teacher
Babonneau Secondary School
St. Lucia

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Rating: 4 stars  

Hands across the sea has literally throw us here at the Charles E.Mills Secondary School a life line, just in the nick of time. A time where our library was on the brink of going dormant.This library saver approached us and has revamped our school's library by generously donating books that the students and staff can't seem to get enough of.Our library membership has grown tremendously since we received the shipment of books from this nonprofit organization.Today we can proudly boast that we now have a functioning library that serves students of all academic abilities and teachers.Some students have even asked about getting more books as they have read majority of the supply that was sent to us,and for us here at the Charles E.Mills Secondary School is a big plus .It simply means that our students are reading and enjoying it.
Once again we are so thankful for the immeasurable donation

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

Hands Across the Sea has played a major role in the reopening of The Anglican High School Library (Grenada).When we approached as possible recipients of a shipment of books, the space available to house the library was used as a store room for the materials from the science labs that were destroyed by hurricane Ivan in 2004. Luckily for us though, new labs were recently constructed and were being stocked with materials stored in the library space. We were required to do one thing; transform the space with shelves. This we did in anticipation of receiving the donation of books. We immediately went to work. The space was transformed and we were ready to accept the promised gift of books.
The books finally arrived and today our library is fully functional. We have seen a renewed interest in reading. On a daily basis students are filled with excitement borrowing and reading books.
On behalf of the Principal, Staff, and Students of The Anglican High School, our profound gratitude is extended to Hands Across the Sea and other donors. Your gift is contributing to enhancing reading and literacy in general among our students.
Kim P

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 3 stars  

Hands Across the sea has been a blessing to the St.Joseph's Convent, Grenville. The immeasurable donationof books has helped the students greatly in improving their reading potential and their literacy skills.Our library was recently constructed and was in a high demand for books and thanks to your organization , wecan now boast of a resource center that can cater to the needs of our children.Thanks Hands Across the sea.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would donate more books and manpower to assist more children.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The impact of Hands Across theSea cannot be underestimated. At the CrochuR C School we have been struggling to find appropriate reading material for students to read leisurely for quite some time. Hands Across the Sea came to our rescue not only by donating books but also organised a competent team of volunteers who assisted in the re organisation of our library. Today we are proud to say we have a functioning library that serves our students and even some of our parents. Hats of to Hands Across the Sea.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Hands Across The Sea has been a life saver as it relates to its donation of books to the Buccament Bay Secondary. They assisted us when we were a mere two boxes of books and a room and have basically become our major contributors of reading material. Hands Across the Sea has provided the opportunity for our students to interface with additional reading materials that they would not normally have been able to do. The books provided are of various genres and the boys are enjoying a number of them. A number of the titles are on 'The WANTED' list as the students clamor for them. Thanks 'Hands Across the Sea' as you have impacted and touched many lives by providing additional experiences through books.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Seas has been a blessing to the Woodfordhill Primary School. The immeasurable impact their donations have had on our school and our students is indeed mentionable and commendable. The benefits of these art and reading materials are far reaching as it will be recognized in the achievements of our present and future students.
The mere word thank you will not be able to properly express our heartfelt gratitude to Tim, Harriet and all others involved in the operations of this great enterprise. However, since this is the only available medium we at the Woodfordhill Primary hopes it suffice, Thank you and may blessings continue to flow your way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Hands Across the Sea donated several boxes of books to our school's library and for that we are truly grateful. They have given our school an opportunity to continue building readers. Our students are estatic about the new books and are getting involved in reading and sharing what they read. Thank you again to the members of Hands Across the Sea you are truly helping us build leaders but ensuring that they are great readers.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Hands Across the Seas is a gift to Pioneer Prep. We are grateful for the fine quality of books and other teaching/learning materials received. These have enhanced our lessons and delighted our students! The D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) period certainly has become more interesting. A million thanks to Tim, Harriette, Hands Across the Seas and all its benefactors. Pioneer Prep has started a new friendship that is close to our hearts. The best is wished for you!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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