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Review for Hands Across the Sea, Inc., New Bedford, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I met Harriet and T.L. when they visited St. Vincent in February 2011 during their tour of the Eastern Caribbean for their non-profit Hands Across the Sea. They are both incredibly passionate about the work they are doing, and the way they have managed to marry their love for sailing and community outreach is one uniquely inspiring story! Harriet and T.L. work with local partners in communities throughout the Eastern Caribbean region to deliver high-quality books to school library projects. In a region where illiteracy rates are a predominant social issue, the resources they are able to provide, and the partnerships they are creating with schools, principals, community leaders, government officials, and Peace Corps Volunteers are proving to make a significant impact in the lives of the children in these countries. Hands Across the Sea donated 15 boxes of books and school supplies to Chateaubelair Methodist School in St. Vincent, as well as assisted in the shipment of over 40 boxes of books collected by a previous volunteer. Harriet has also been instrumental in facilitating promising connections with various contacts to help further my personal projects with Peace Corps focused on promoting literacy. Hands Across the Sea is an amazing organization and I look forward to following the good work they continue to do!

Role:  Volunteer & I work with a school in a rural community as a reading and creative expression teacher, and am helping to build the school library.