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Hands Across the Sea is dedicated
to raising the literacy levels
of Eastern Caribbean children
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Covid-19 Response: When children can't come to the school
library, our Takeaway Books Program brings the library to them.
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Help us send new amazing books to every pre-school on every island we serve! Check out the 2020-2021 Hands Wish Lists, or click to fund books for shiny happy pre-school kids!
We Believe
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
ANTIGUA and BARBUDA
101 projects assisted
68,310 books sent
11,290 children reached

DOMINICA
157 projects assisted
108,095 books sent
14,434 children reached

GRENADA
150 projects assisted
65,515 books sent
23,626 children reached

ST. KITTS and NEVIS
92 projects assisted
60,676 books sent
14,743 children reached

ST. LUCIA
225 projects assisted
104,866 books sent
32,815 children reached

ST. VINCENT and
the GRENADINES

228 projects assisted
117,064 books sent
27,515 children reached


CLASS Program
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.
Sustained Literacy Gains
Our Hands Wish Lists and CLASS Program raises child literacy levels in the Caribbean. Our methodology, mentoring, and on-site Hands Literacy Links help sustain the gains in literacy.
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.
The proven three-step solution of our CLASS (Caribbean Literacy and School Support) Program—new amazing books, lending libaries, sustainable gains—is bringing a wave of change to the child literacy landscape of the Eastern Caribbean.
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Hands Across the Sea is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Hands Across the Sea’s Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 20-5897380.
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