Hands Across the Sea, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   181 reviews

Address:

PMB 85043 PO Box 55071 Boston MA 02205 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

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617-320-3601
http://www.handsacrossthesea.net

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Reviews for Hands Across the Sea, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

We at the Basseterre High School are truly grateful for the addition of books to our library. Our students were so enthused by their arrival that they volunteered their time to assist in the accession and preparation of the books for circulation. Now that the books are on the shelf they are frequently being used. Students are competing with each other over these books. They have encouraged lots of reading amongst our students. A hearty thank you is extended to Hands across the Seas. THANK YOU!!!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our school received several boxes of books for the school's library. The variety of books has increased the genres the students have to choose from. This selection of appropriate children's books has sparked renewed interest and students' love for reading. The organization is very professional and organized in getting the books over to us and the quality of the books is superb. Hand Across the Sea has also ensures that the books get to us free of cost which is of tremendous benefit to us. If we had to finance this venture we would not have been able to afford it.

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

A lot

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea, Inc. is a great organization that responded quickly and efficiently to our request for books for our school library. There was such excitement when the boxes arrived, the children could hardly wait for our librarian to prepare the books for the shelves. Each day children would come into the library and browse through the boxes, eager for the new material. Library day (friday) is looked forward to and the children are really enjoying the new books. Thank you Hands Across the Sea! Kids Unlimited School, Antigua West Indies.

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

A lot

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a Peace Corps Volunteer currently serving in Grenada, where I work at the New Life Organisation and the Programme for Adolescent Mothers in the parish of St.Andrews. Hands Across the Sea provided books, toys, school, and office supplies for the new branch of the Programme of Adolescent Mothers, greatly enriching the school environment for the students. The organization was so helpful and so easy to work with - their contributions to PAM were above and beyond what I expected. The students and teachers use the supplies everyday and we are so grateful for what Hands Across the Sea provided. This is a great organisation that really,tangibly supports schools, NGOs, and Peace Corps volunteers in the Eastern Caribbean.

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

Some

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization came to the assistance of the Petit Bordel Secondary School at a time when the school was extremely impoverished in reading material for its library. Students and teachers were both frustrated many of the former were low achievers. The latter, had little or no material to assist in reinforcing what they were teaching. Thankfully, we were blessed in a big way by this organization. Additionally, the personnel who contacted us after we had made the initial contact was extremely professional and so courteous. They deserve outstanding recognition.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea values the impact of putting books in the hands of young children in a way that would make you believe they are personally invested in the success of every child in Saint Lucia. The interest that they show in making sure that the best books are selected, shipped, and received is above the call of duty.

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

A lot

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks so much, Hands Across the Sea. After my daughter's school library sustained hurricane damage last year, you came through with so many boxes of books. The kids felt so cared for and excited, and the teachers were happy and hopeful about new reading programs being put into action. And the principal.....well, "over the moon" doesn't begin to describe her enthusiasm. Books are such blessings! Thank you.

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

A lot

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?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Haririet and Tom Linski and team of Hands Across the Sea have assisted the Mt Airy young Readers Programme in Grenada tremendously, by sending educational books to help with our literacy programme. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea helped us get great books in excellent condition for the new library at our primary school in Antigua. Thanks!

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

A lot

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

Likely

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  

this organisation has helped the Goodwill Primary School in the Commonwealth of Dominica by providing a Play Centre for our junior students, providing a variety of teaching material. However what impressed me most about this couple is their involvement in the projects itself. They are visible to assist. These people have a real heart of love. We as a school love these people. Two wonderful people with a heart of love. They have left a positive mark at our school. Thanks for your assistance.

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?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea, Inc. continues to be a very generous and conscientious organisation. The Kingstown Government school stands proudly as a recipient of library resources and other educational resources from this organisation.. They responded well during our recent fire crisis in August 2012 by helping to replace burnt library books. Our students have benefited tremendously and are improving day by day in literacy. Long live Hands Across the Sea. May God continue to bless all of its members.

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

Some

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?

2012

 
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