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We invite you, our loyal supporters, to visit the Eastern Caribbean, come into the classroom, and see the transformation in child literacy that your gift is helping to bring about. But if you can't come visit our—and your—schools and meet the children and educators, we hope these videos help take you there.
  • When Dreams Come True. What happens when a library full of great new books is created in a rural primary school? Let the kids tell it.
    When Dreams Come True. What happens when a library full of great new books is created in a rural primary school? Let the kids tell it.
  • Great New Books, Great New Readers. Students, from kindergarten to high school, talk about the impact of new school libraries on their lives.
    Great New Books, Great New Readers. Students, from kindergarten to high school, talk about the impact of new school libraries on their lives.
  • The Power of Literacy. On St. Kitts, the Christophe Harbour Foundation and Hands are making an impact with rejuvenated school libraries.
    The Power of Literacy. On St. Kitts, the Christophe Harbour Foundation and Hands Across the Sea are making an impact on children's lives by rejuvenating school libraries.
  • CLASS Program in Action. Getting great new books into the hands of children makes a joyful noise in the Eastern Caribbean.
    CLASS Program in Action. Getting great new books into the hands of children makes a joyful noise in the Eastern Caribbean.
  • Our Reach and Results. Hands Across the Sea has helped create or rejuvenate over 200 lending libraries in Eastern Caribbean schools.
    Our Reach and Results. Hands Across the Sea has helped create or rejuvenate over 200 lending libraries in Eastern Caribbean schools.
  • What We Need to Do. Why child literacy is a widespread issue, and how we are changing the landscape.
    What We Need to Do. Why child literacy is a widespread issue, and how we are changing the landscape.
  • Inside a Wish Lists Shipment. What's in all those boxes we're sending to the Eastern Caribbean? Lots and lots of really great things!
    Inside a Wish Lists Shipment. What's in all those boxes we're sending to the Eastern Caribbean? Lots and lots of really great things!
  • A Better Life. In rural villages, great new books and a lending library lead to literacy and a brighter future for children.
    A Better Life. In rural villages, great new books and a lending library lead to literacy and a brighter future for children.
  • When Great Books Come to School. We've seen how great books—top-quality, relevant, age-appropriate—pull kids into reading.
    When Great Books Come to School. We've seen how great books—top-quality, relevant, age-appropriate—pull kids into reading.
  • Our Logistics Angels. Hands Across the Sea is blessed with three truly philanthropic companies who have helped us fulfill our mission: Harte-Hanks, Inc., AIT Worldwide Logistics, and Tropical Shipping.
    Our Logistics Angels. Hands Across the Sea is blessed with three truly philanthropic companies who have helped us fulfill our mission: Harte-Hanks, Inc., AIT Worldwide Logistics, and Tropical Shipping.
  • Dominica rocks! At Mahaut Primary School, students play Bob Marley's
    Dominica rocks! At Mahaut Primary School, students play Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" on steel pan.