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December | 2015
2015: The Difference You Have Made
Joy to the World: 35,470 Amazing New Books to 22,700 Children
  • Bagatelle Primary School | DOMINICA
    Bagatelle Primary School | DOMINICA
  • Boca Secondary School | GRENADA
    Boca Secondary School | GRENADA
  • Willikies Primary School | ANTIGUA
    Willikies Primary School | ANTIGUA
  • Des Barras Primary School | ST. LUCIA
    Des Barras Primary School | ST. LUCIA
  • Courts delivery truck | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    Courts delivery truck | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • Joshua O. Williams Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    Joshua O. Williams Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  • All-volunteer Roseau Lions Club crew | DOMINICA
    All-volunteer Roseau Lions Club crew | DOMINICA
  • Bethel High School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    Bethel High School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • Mahaut Pre-School | DOMINICA
    Mahaut Pre-School | DOMINICA
  • Glanvilles Secondary School | ANTIGUA
    Glanvilles Secondary School | ANTIGUA
  • Edgar T. Morris Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    Edgar T. Morris Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  • Grace RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
    Grace RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
  • Warehouse unloading | ST. LUCIA
    Warehouse unloading | ST. LUCIA
  • Anglican High School | GRENADA
    Anglican High School | GRENADA
  • Villa Primary School | ANTIGUA
    Villa Primary School | ANTIGUA
  • Villa Primary School | ANTIGUA
    Villa Primary School | ANTIGUA
  • Gingerland Secondary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    Gingerland Secondary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  • Sandy Point Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    Sandy Point Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  • Bagatelle Primary School | DOMINICA
    Bagatelle Primary School | DOMINICA
  • Coolie Town Pre-School | ST. LUCIA
    Coolie Town Pre-School | ST. LUCIA
  • Warehouse unloading | ANTIGUA
    Warehouse unloading | ANTIGUA
  • Barrouallie Anglican Primary School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    Barrouallie Anglican Primary School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • Delcer RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
    Delcer RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
  • Goodwill Primary School | DOMINICA
    Goodwill Primary School | DOMINICA
  • Bethesda PrimarySchool | ANTIGUA
    Bethesda PrimarySchool | ANTIGUA
  • Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School | GRENADA
    Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School | GRENADA
  • Des Barras Primary School | ST. LUCIA
    Des Barras Primary School | ST. LUCIA
  • Boca Secondary School | GRENADA
    Boca Secondary School | GRENADA
  • Mahaut Pre-School | DOMINICA
    Mahaut Pre-School | DOMINICA
  • Saddlers Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    Saddlers Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  • Westerhall Secondary School | GRENADA
    Westerhall Secondary School | GRENADA
  • Troumaca Government School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    Troumaca Government School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • Courts delivery truck | GRENADA
    Courts delivery truck | GRENADA
  • Roseau Lions Club all-volunteer crew | DOMINICA
    Roseau Lions Club all-volunteer crew | DOMINICA
  • Lauders Primary School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    Lauders Primary School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • Bouton RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
    Bouton RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
  • Paget Farm Primary School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    Paget Farm Primary School | ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • Massacre-Canefield Primary School | DOMINICA
    Massacre-Canefield Primary School | DOMINICA
  • Cayon Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    Cayon Primary School | ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  • Delcer RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
    Delcer RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
  • Tete Morne Primary School | DOMINICA
    Tete Morne Primary School | DOMINICA
  • Corinth Government School | GRENADA
    Corinth Government School | GRENADA
  • Grace RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
    Grace RC Combined School | ST. LUCIA
  • Willikies Primary School | ANTIGUA
    Willikies Primary School | ANTIGUA
  • Massacre Pre-School | DOMINICA
    Massacre Pre-School | DOMINICA
  • Beacon Learning Centre | GRENADA
    Beacon Learning Centre | GRENADA


This is the difference you have made: Cycle through the slideshow and you'll see child literacy blossoming in the Caribbean in a thousand ways. Thanks to your loyal and generous support, we've been able to empower school principals, teachers, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers with great new books, literacy tools, and methodology for the children in their care. Since our start in 2007, our CLASS (Caribbean Literacy and School Support) Program has sent 209,300 great books to 336 schools, community libraries, and reading programs in the Caribbean. For the 2015-2016 Hands Wish Lists shipment we shipped 35,470 amazing new asked-for books from 24 of the world's leading education and children's book publishers. But raising child literacy levels is about much more than new books. Our crew of on-island Hands Literacy Links are at work monitoring, mentoring, and helping to create and rejuvenate sustainable lending libraries in schools—often where no library existed before. From all of us at Hands, we wish you joy this holiday season.