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My wife Ruth and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Tom “TL” and Harriet Linskey, co-founders of Hands Across the Sea.

They’d been referred to us by our dear friend of 24 years who is now Principal at the Savanne Paille Primary School and were in Calibishie to learn how they could assist our village’s Primary School.

I’m going to repeat: is a web site you should visit. The organization helps with what is most fundamental to educational achievement. It fosters children’s reading programs in a number of English-speaking Eastern Caribbean nations.

In Dominica in the past three years they have shipped over 10,000 books to fill school libraries and classroom libraries.You can check out their accomplishments at the following link:

Hand across the Sea in Dominica

Hands Across the Sea is seeking donations from Americans who’d like to help get more books into the hands of children in Dominica and also benefit from a tax deduction.

They are also looking for volunteers in the New England area who might want to help buy books at Friends of the Library book sales this summer. They sort, pack and ship from a warehouse 30 minutes south of Boston and benefit from free shipping to Dominica. Please contact the organization via its website for more details.

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