Enter to Win a One-Week Stay at Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica

Join us to help improve the lives of children in the Caribbean, and you could win a 6-night stay at Conde Nast award-winning Rosalie Bay Resort in beautiful Dominica, complete with round-trip air travel from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Dominica on Seaborne Airlines. Entries close at midnight, December 15, 2013.

Dominica, in the Eastern Caribbean, is an island of stunning natural beauty, home to great sailing, swimming, hiking, and diving. At the eco-boutique Rosalie Bay Resort, you’ll find yourself in a picturesque sanctuary blending nature with chic amenities.

ASA is partnering with Rosalie Bay Resort and Seaborne Airlines to support the mission of Hands Across the Sea, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising literacy levels in the Caribbean. When you donate to Hands Across the Sea through this page you’ll not only be automatically entered in our Grand Prize sweepstakes, you’ll be helping Hands provide much-needed books and literacy tools to children throughout the Caribbean. ASA will match all donations of $30 or more, up to a total of $1,000, in honor of its 30th anniversary year.

In addition to our Grand Prize winner, five entrants will win high-quality posters of the movie All Is Lost featuring Robert Redford and signed by director J.C. Chandor. The top three supporters (by amount of donation) will be given a beautiful marine-themed, gallery-quality handmade platter from Salt Marsh Pottery as a token of our appreciation.
Just play the video to see how your donation to Hands Across the Sea helps!

Named the No. 2 resort in the Caribbean in the Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers' Choice Awards, Rosalie Bay is an eco-boutique and wellness resort nestled in the foothills of the Morne Trois Pitons where the Rosalie River meets the black sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Rosalie Bay is a pioneer in its environmental efforts with the largest wind turbine in the region and founding Dominica's sea turtle conservation program.

The hand-built sanctuary seamlessly blends into its 22-acre surroundings with 28 spacious rooms and suites, waterfront spa, wellness program and organic cuisine. Stunning natural beauty and modern touches work in perfect harmony to create a vacation that is simply magical.

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What Your Donation Accomplishes

$25 MANGO TREE - A half-dozen high interest/low reading level books — from Captain Underpants to Ricky Ricotta — that stoke the imaginations of reluctant readers.

$50 RAINFOREST - Selection of 10 Coretta Scott-King Award winners — such as Patchwork Quilt and Martin’s Big Words — for primary school students.

$100 CORAL REEF - Selection of 50 pleasure-reading books — from Goosebumps to Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Dr. Seuss to Curious George to Twilight — for a selected grade level.

$250 STEEL PAN BAND - 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.

$500 CARNIVAL QUEEN - Forty hardcover non-fiction books for a primary or secondary school — informational books that help children learn to read, and then read to learn.

$1,000 CALYPSO KING - Selection of 65 durable (library binding) hardcover non-fiction books for a primary school (grades K to 6, ages 5 to12) or secondary school (grades 7 to 11, ages 13 to 17). These books are packed with up-to-date information that educates, informs, and opens the door to a wider world.

$2,500 TRADE WINDS - 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.

$__________ CARIBBEAN SEA 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.

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