September | 2016
Here They Come! Publishers and Books
Abrams-Amulet Books • Annick Press • Wilbooks • Capstone Education • Capstone Raintree • Caribbean Reads • Carnival Hat • Coles Printery • Conscious Discipline Cares • DK Publishing • Editorial Campana • Hachette • Heyday Books • High Interest Publishers • Keeping My Body Safe • Lee and Low • Lerner Publishing Group • Macmillan Caribbean • McGraw-Hill • Orca Books • Papilotte Press • Penguin Books / Random House • Rosetta Books • Saddleback Educational Publishing • Scholastic • Townsend Press • World Book
of the 2016-2017
Get ready, 27,278 pre-school, primary school and secondary school children at 117 Eastern Caribbean schools, because the books of the 2016-2017 Hands Wish Lists Shipment are coming your way very soon. Hands Program/Operations Director Amanda Dombach
, working from the Hands Wish List
of each school, has ordered 27,630 brand new books from the world's leading children's book and education publishers (the 46 book covers you see below are merely a sample of the 1,950 titles we've purchased). To these we'll add almost 10,000 brand new books that have been generously donated by CODE Canada, Conscious Discipline Cares, Keeping My Body Safe, Macmillan Caribbean, McGraw-Hill, Orca Books, Scholastic, the Westboro Congregational Church, and children's book authors Carol Cronin, Bruce Larkin, Sylvia Ross, and Janice Virant. Plus we'll be shipping encyclopedia sets and subject-specific reference sets from World Book.
How do all these books get sorted and packed (the boxes for each school are filled with its Wish Lists-specific colletion) and then shipped? Meet our Hands Logistics Angels
, three incredibly generous companies who together make our mission possible: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
(warehouse and fulfillment expertise), AIT Worldwide Logistics
(long-haul trucking), and Tropical Shipping
(ocean shipping). And of course, you have been with us all along: your loyal and generous support makes it all happen. Finally, if you've been thinking of donating
to Hands, may we suggest that now—before the bills from this year's 28 publishers arrive—is a really good moment!