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You could win a week-long bareboat charter in the Caribbean, or a luxurious seven-night stay for four (two rooms) on the islands of Antigua or St. Lucia.
A bareboat charter is an arrangement for chartering a boat, whereby no crew or provisions are included as part of the agreement. You will need a skipper and deckhand to operate the boat. You will also need to buy food and supplies for your trip.
Entries close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020.
Enter the Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes
Help put brand new, amazing, life-changing books into the hands of Caribbean children and creating/rejuvenating lending libraries at their schools. Hands Across the Sea is helping to raise the literacy levels and the hopes for a better life of underprivileged children. They work in the islands of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Now in its thirteenth year serving Caribbean children, Hands Across the Sea employs a network of program officers called Hands Literacy Links, to mentor and coach school staff. They bolster the sustainability of lending libraries at 873 schools serving kids ages 3-17. Supporting reading and literacy across the region through their library and community programs. Hands Across the Sea has delivered over half-a-million books and opened a world of opportunity for nearly 140,000 children.
What Your Donation Accomplishes
Donate to the ASA/Hands Across the Sea Caribbean Getaway Sweepstakes* to enter. The prize is a week-long bareboat charter in the Caribbean courtesy of ASA’s preferred charter company, Dream Yacht Charters. Or you could win a luxurious seven-night stay for four (two rooms) at The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua or at the St. James’s Club, Morgan Bay, St. Lucia, courtesy of Elite Island Resorts.
Fund our area of greatest need. Let Hands direct your gift to selected schools, libraries, reading programs, and youth centers that are ready for development — and waiting to engage children who are eager to read and learn.
CALYPSO KING – $1000
Selection of 250 durable hardcover non-fiction books for a primary school or secondary school. These books are packed with information that educates, informs, & opens the door to a wider world.
STEEL PAN BAND – $250
Selection of 35 great children’s titles from well-regarded Caribbean niche publishers — when Caribbean kids can “see themselves” in books, it helps them get hooked on reading.
TRADE WINDS – $2500
Refurbish the existing library of a primary school or secondary school, from new paint to shelves and floor tiles to 400 great new books, and help turn it into a vibrant borrowing library that serves students, teachers, and the local community.
CARNIVAL QUEEN – $500
Eighty-five hardcover non-fiction books for a primary or secondary school — informational books that help children learn to read, and then read to learn.
CORAL REEF – $100
Selection of 50 pleasure-reading books — from Goosebumps to Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Dr. Seuss to Curious George to Hunger Games— for a selected grade level.