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  

The Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School records its deep appreciation to Hands Across the Sea for the countless donations of books and other supplies for the school library. Our children continue to benefit from these donations.

Congratulations to Hands Across the Sea for the marvellous work being done to enhance reading and improve literacy in our school.
MLescott ( Principal, EPPS)

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

A lot

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Likely

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  

Hats off to Hands Across the Sea!
This organization is responsible for the excitement in reading at the Cane End Government School. We are grateful to Hands Across the Sea for the more than generous contributions to our school library and in fact our Literacy program in general.What makes Hands stand out among all other donors is that they are the only ones who have ever donated brand new books.We are happy to have this team of dedicated men and women as partners in Literacy.We value this partnership !

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

Nothing

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands across the Sea is a great organisation.We value this partnership with Hands Across the Sea as together we help to erase illiteracy .We can boast of a thriving library because of the generous donations of hundreds of books.Our students are excited .Most of them are now hooked on Books.Teachers are more than excited because they have books of all genres to help build students reading and comprehension skills.Thank you Hands .Keep up the good work.!

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

Life-changing

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hats off to Hands Across the Sea !! The work that this organization does is incredibly beneficial to thousands of children in our region, the Caribbean. The books received by Kids Unlimited School are of such a high quality and range of interest that our students look forward to the shipment arriving. They enjoy watching as the boxes are unpacked and eagerly await the books being placed in the library and available to them each Friday. Library day is always fraught with excitement so that new worlds can be explored through the books! Reading is an important part of our work here at Kids Unlimited School, and the wider the scope of material presented the better for our students.

Thank you Hands Across the Sea for a job well done,

Warm Regards,






Amaryllis Weeks



KIDS UNLIMITED SCHOOL
P.O.Box W 92
Scotts Hill
St. John’s
Antigua
Tel: 268 734-1834
Fax: 268 461-0414
Cel: 268 723-1556

Creative Learning in a Loving Environment
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http://www.kidsunlimitedschool-anu.com

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

A lot

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

The contribution of books that Hands Across the Sea has made to the All Saints secondary School Library is most invaluable. It has help to transform our school library by providing modern and relevant books that will better assist our students with their reading and research. Thank you Hands Across the Sea for your contribution.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

With little finance available, many schools in Grenada find it difficult to equip themselves with the adequate reading material for students. Four years ago,to our rescue, Hands Across The Sea came. We have received to date lots of books in this wonderful name.
The students of the St. Dominic’s R.C. School have at their disposal a wide variety of books. Thanks to Hands Across The Sea who has granted to us resources of tremendous value. What used to be a store room, you can now find a library. On a daily basis scores of students can be seen visiting and leaving with books in their hands and smiles on their faces.
Last year, our appeal to Hands Across The Sea for books for our boys have been answered. The arrival of three boxes of books, have sparked our boys’ interest. It is our hope that all our students reading level will continue to improve.
May God grant great blessings to Tom and Harriett and all donors to Hands Across The Sea for the great deeds they have done.

Cephas Ettienne

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea has been an invaluable resource to the Charles E. Mills Secondary School, St. Kitts. It has facilitated the revamping of our school library so that it is now age appropriate and culturally relevant. We are better poised to meet our reading and research needs. Our academic capabilities have been greatly enhanced thanks to the generous donations of time and resources by the hard working staff of the Hands Across the Sea organization. Thanks Hands Across the Sea! Your contribution is much appreciated.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

When Hands Across the Sea donated the first boxes of books, the whole school was excited at the gifts. The children who helped the Peace Corps volunteer enjoyed unpacking, carrying, stamping, coding and labelling the books. They could not get enough of the smell, look, feel and content of these gems. They could often be found lost in a book while stacking them onto the shelves. The library was uplifted and became an interesting place for the children and parents. Hands Across the Sea sent another set of books and even art supplies which both the staff and children enjoyed using to make cards, masks, collages, posters and charts across the curriculum. With these new additions, our school library keeps being an exciting place for visitors to the school. All the donations were timely and extremely useful.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the literacy coordinator at the St.Joseph's Convent Grenville in the parish of St. Andrew. We are an all girls secondary school. I was extremely happy when Hands Across the Sea donated a few boxes of books to our school. The students were very happy to have been afforded the opportunity and exposure to these books. The library really needed books of that type which were the choice of the students. This has aroused their interest and motivation to read. We were also grateful for the presence of representatives from Hands Across the Sea who visited our school's library and gave us valuable suggestions as to the way we present and shelve the books in the library.
Thank you Hands Across the Sea for helping to motivate our girls and to raise the literacy level at our school.

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

Get more funding to reach many more children.

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

Life-changing

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Likely

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Very Well

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2014

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Hands Across the Seas has been a life saver for our school's library. My name is E Jonah Greene. I am the Principal of the Clare Hall Secondary School on the beautiful island of Antigua and Barbuda. Clare Hall is a co-ed high school with an enrollment of 829 students. Our library was inactive for many years. However, as an educator, I am of the firm belief that no institution of learning should be without a school library - a place where students could read and explore new adventures. Despite the advancements in technology, I still believe that one of the most beautiful image an educator could envision is a child wrapped up inside a book. Hands across the seas helped us to get back on track as far as reading is concerned. I fully endorse this charity as I have seen the benefits of their hard work first hand.

Thank you Hands Across the Sea!!!

E Jonah Greene
Principal

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Ses has made a tremendous difference in the quality of our school library at Willikies Primary School in Antigua, and I through their donation of books have greatly improve our ability to endeavor to get all our students up to an acceptable standard of literary. Thank you, continue to make a difference in the lives of students all over the world.

Denmore Roberts
principal

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