November | 2014
2014-2015 Hands Wish Lists Shipment: The Books Have Landed!
From Warehouse to School Library: Voyage of 39,482 Great New Books
Hooray! The 39,482 books of the 2014-2015 Hands Wish Lists shipment to 107 schools and community libraries have landed! This miracle has been made possible by you, our loyal Hands donors. So please take a bow! And, of course, none of this would happen if not for the generous assistance of our Hand Logistics Angels
, who gave their invaluable support to Hands for the seventh year. Harte-Hanks
provided warehouse space, boxes, pallets, fork lifts, and all manner of expert help. AIT Worldwide Logistics
donated an 18-wheeler truck to move the 24,460-pound, 29-pallet load from Massachusetts to Florida. And Tropical Shipping
provided discounted ocean shipping to six islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Which is where the Hands Literacy Links
, with the help of Courts
delivery trucks and key movers and shakers from each island's Ministry of Education, swung into action to get the boxes delivered from ships to schools. Thank you all!
GivingTuesday: We'll Double Your Donation Dollars!
Tuesday, December 2, is GivingTuesday
, the national day of giving back. Thanks to the generosity of two longtime Hands supporters who will match your gift up to a total of $23,000, you can turn the day into "Hands Tuesday"
with your donation. Make your donation at our special Hands Giving Tuesday donation page
and these two Hands supporters will match it. It's the caring spirit and generosity of all of our Hands donors who make this whole miracle (see above) occur every year. Fifty-eight thousand Caribbean children send hugs!