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about your donation
Your tax-deductible support
(our tax ID# is 20-5897380)
goes to this Hands program:
Literacy and School Support (CLASS)
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your donation buys
Fund our area of
greatest need. Let Hands direct your gift to selected
schools, libraries, reading programs, and youth centers
that are ready for development and waiting
to engage children who are eager to read and learn.
the existing library of a primary school or secondary
school, from new paint to shelves and floor tiles
to 400 great new books, and help turn it into a vibrant
borrowing library that serves students, teachers,
and the local community.
Selection of 65 durable (library binding) hardcover
non-fiction books for a primary school (grades K to
6, ages 5 to12) or secondary school (grades 7 to 11,
ages 13 to 17). These books are packed with up-to-date
information that educates, informs, and opens the
door to a wider world.
hardcover non-fiction books for a primary or secondary
school informational books that help children
learn to read, and then read to learn.
Pan Band Selection
of 35 great childrens titles from well-regarded
Caribbean niche publishers when Caribbean kids
can see themselves in books, it helps
them get hooked on reading.
of 50 pleasure-reading books from Goosebumps
to Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Dr. Seuss
to Curious George to Twilight
for a selected grade level.
Selection of 10
Coretta Scott-King Award winners such as Patchwork
Quilt and Martins Big Words
for primary school students.
half-dozen high interest/low reading level books
from Captain Underpants to Ricky Ricotta
that stoke the imaginations of reluctant readers.
Four great books
from Bill Cosbys Little Bill series or
the Hey Lil D! series, or other irresistible
reading for grades K to 3.
Eighty-five percent of your donation
to Hands Across the Sea, Inc. goes directly to Hands' programs
and specific Hands Wish Lists
that you designate through the PayPal interface. If you
do not have a specific school, library, or community reading
program in mind, we will allocate the funds to fulfill current
Wish Lists of our Caribbean Literacy and
School Support (CLASS) program. We compile the Hands Wish
Lists through requests from U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, school
principals, community leaders, and NGOs working to improve literacy
and education in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean. Your
gift will be applied toward providing great books and much-needed
teaching resources for students, teachers, libraries, community
reading programs, and after-school youth centers.
how to donate by check
Please make your check out to "Hands
Across the Sea, Inc." and send it to:
Hands Across the Sea
651 Orchard Street, Suite 203
New Bedford, MA 02744
If you wish to "adopt" a specific school or project
from the Hands Wish Lists with your
donation (the fundraising goal for each school or project is
listed), please include a note with your check telling us that
your donation must go toward your adopted project.