Hands Across The Sea
In 2007, Harriet and Tom Linskey, lifelong ocean voyagers, were sailing their 46-foot catamaran in the Windward and Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Harriet, a former school teacher, suggested visiting a primary school in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Linskeys received a warm welcome from the principal and teachers, but were saddened by the lack of reading books for the children—a situation they found at schools across the region. Due largely to a lack of books, child illiteracy is a widespread problem in the Eastern Caribbean.
The Linskeys founded Hands Across the Sea to help raise child literacy levels, and the nonprofit now serves children and schools on Antigua, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Hands Across the Sea has sent over 374,000 new amazing books to over 400 primary and secondary schools, giving 78,600 children access to age- and culturally-appropriate reading books and a lending library at their school.
For more information about Hands, please go to www.handsacrossthesea.net
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Freedom Service Dogs
At Freedom Service Dogs, we unleash the potential of shelter dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need.
Our clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Freedom Service Dogs has received numerous commendations, national press features, and government resolutions in support of our innovative work.
For more information please visit https://freedomservicedogs.org/
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