Give the Gift of Literacy. Ready to make the difference that lasts a lifetime? We have 112 schools and 23,254 kids ready to read: 2017-2018 Hands Wish Lists
Do you believe in the life-changing power of literacy? Do you
believe that every child should grow up reading? Join us to bring positive, lasting change to the lives of children in the Eastern Caribbean.
that every child should grow up reading
44 projects assisted
48,470 books sent
9,138 children reached
85 projects assisted
85,845 books sent
11,660 children reached
55 projects assisted
37,940 books sent
16,770 children reached
Amazing New Books
We send amazing, brand new books requested by Caribbean educators, from two dozen of the world's top publishers. These exciting, age-appropriate books get kids hooked on reading.
Vibrant Lending Libraries
We help create or rejuvenate lending libraries, most often in schools. Vibrant lending libraries are the nucleus that spreads a love of reading and literacy throughout schools and into homes and communities.
Other groups send worn-out, "donation dumped" books to Caribbean kids. Hands sends brand new, asked-for books from the world's best publishers. Browse the Hands Wish Lists—that's where our targeted, highly effective child literacy assistance begins.