Hope Fleet and Many Hands for Abaco formed a partnership in early June to better serve the people of Abaco. Both executive teams believed this partnership would be beneficial to both organizations. Many Hands mission is “to transform together to be love in action in a broken world.” Specifically, Many Hands for Abaco will create programs related to education, rebuilding, and supporting families.
Students studying various subjects with volunteers
Many Hands for Abaco launched tutoring programs during the spring of 2023 and is working to expand those tutoring programs to reach more students with more materials that elevate them to have a successful year in school this year and beyond. Hope Fleet will be “linking arms to support (Many Hands for Abaco’s) endeavors by bringing supplies, and when possible, volunteers” to the island to support the education programs. Newly expanded tutoring programs are expected to launch at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, with material needs being fulfilled by Hope Fleet.
Two students reading a book from the Many Hands for Abaco Classroom
Hope Fleet was founded by a group of people who have a heart for The Caribbean. Danny Moroney, CEO of Hope Fleet, shared the goal of the organization is to “…empower communities in The Caribbean. We have four focus areas: Child Wellbeing, Community Development, Disaster Response, and Anti-Human Trafficking. We find local churches, ministries, and organizations in The Caribbean and support (them) by bringing supplies, volunteers, and attention. Largely, we accomplish this by connecting and mobilizing the international boating community to operations and projects in The Caribbean that make a tangible impact.”
Lisa Berg helps a table of students during tutoring
The destruction of Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and the COVID-19 Pandemic followed quickly behind the disaster, causing island schools to be closed and students of all ages to miss years of schooling. “This caused problems for educators, students, and parents, as many learners slipped through the wide cracks in the education system and fell multiple grade levels behind in core subjects such as reading and math.” shared Tim Brand, CEO of Many Hands.
About Many Hands:
Many Hands is an Iowa-based nonprofit creating local and global life transformation. Established in 2008, the organization aims to ignite generosity, grow community, and take people on Impact journeys to carve a new, better path to life. Each year, the organization reaches at least 25,000 people through its operations in the Caribbean, IMPACT Trips serving in Abaco, Bahamas, and Many Hands Thrift Markets located in Iowa.
Many Hands is called to transform together, to be love in action, in a broken world.