Give the Gift of Literacy. Ready to make the difference that lasts a lifetime? We have 97 schools and over 24,000 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
41 projects assisted
33,055 books sent
8,540 children reached
85 projects assisted
61,330 books sent
11,660 children reached
54 projects assisted
27,690 books sent
16,360 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.