Sweepstakes! Win a Caribbean Bareboat Charter or Resort Stay!

Join us to help improve the lives of children in the Caribbean, and you could win a one-week, four-person bareboat charter in St. Vincent and the Grenadines courtesy of Barefoot Yacht Charters, or you could win a seven-night stay for four (two rooms) at Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Grenadines, courtesy of Elite Island Resorts. Entries close at midnight, October 1, 2014.

Whether you win the Barefoot Yacht Charters bareboat charter or seven nights at luxurious Palm Island Resort & Spa, you’ll relax and discover the Eastern Caribbean’s beautiful island archipelago: St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

ASA is partnering with Barefoot Yacht Charters and Elite Island Resorts to support the mission of Hands Across the Sea
, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising child literacy levels in the Eastern Caribbean. When you donate to Hands Across the Sea through this page you’ll be automatically entered in our sweepstakes, and you’ll be helping Hands provide much-needed books and literacy resources to children from pre-school to high school in the Eastern Caribbean.
Play the video to see how your donation to Hands Across the Sea helps Caribbean kids!

Barefoot Yacht Charters, the longest-established yacht charter company in St Vincent and the Grenadines, offers a fleet of bareboat yachts, luxury fully-crewed yachts, and the largest American Sailing Association sailing school in the Southern Caribbean.

Palm Island Resort & Spa, a private island resort in the Grenadines, is famed for its fine dining and white-sand beaches. Elite Island Resorts offers world-class vacations in Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, the Grenadines, and Panama.

Play the video to see how your donation to Hands Across the Sea helps Caribbean kids!.

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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 gotta-read titles such as Great Graphix or Thrillers & Chillers for primary school students from grades 4 to 6.

$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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