MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE. Give Caribbean kids the gift of literacy by fully or partially adopting a school lending library on the 2016-2017 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
35 projects assisted
31,070 books sent
6,190 children reached
87 projects assisted
51,430 books sent
12,280 children reached
46 projects assisted
18,490 books sent
12,340 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.