One Wold Uniting Through Music
Positive Legacy, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization’s mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Working in conjunction with the music production company Cloud 9 Adventures, Positive Legacy has coordinated service projects for destination events. Positive Legacy strives to transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs and aspirations of the communities we visit and serving them with action from musicians and fans. Dominican Holidaze 2016 fans made this year the greatest for Positive Legacy by showing their support through the following programs:
We had an amazing day of community connection at the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation! 40 students from Domingo Maiz joined us for a boat ride, snorkeling and learning about the Foundation's innovative coral reef restoration efforts. They younger children enjoyed planting native flora on the portion of the beach dedicated to improving the habitat for sea turtles to lay their eggs. Than we came together for a delicious traditional Dominican lunch and danced to live local music. We enjoyed playing games and gifted the donation drive supplies to the children, which was collected from the Holidaze fans. To finish the day we toured the Foundation's bee keeping and composting areas, learning how they process waste in an effective, sustainable way. We would like to thank our partners for hosting us, the Holidaze fans for joining us and the community members for participating in a memorable day!
Positive Legacy and the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation have teamed up to make some major improvements to the community of Veron over the past five years through the Fuentes de Vida Project. We have constructed a natural waste-water treatment system and achieved clean water distribution system for the 500 residents in this area. Our partnership project has been recognized by the government of Dominican Republic as an award-winning project and has met our goal to create a model for the region to implement in years to come.
Simon Says BINGO with Simon Posford (Shpongle)
A special thank you must go out to this year’s host Simon Posford for creating a challenging and fun BINGO afternoon benefitting Positive Legacy. Thank you to all of you who joined in the fun and supported the cause – providing clean water in the needy town of Veron!
We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise just over $16,000 in this year’s charity auction! It was the best auction to date at Dominican Holidaze! Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s environmental & humanitarian projects such as the Fuentes de Vida project. Thank you to all of the Holidaze fans who purchased an auction. A special thank you to the musicians and artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations, such as Lettuce, Umphrey’s, Lost Sailor Design Leather Art, Jasara Simon, Sweet Melis, and Super Rad Cape. Also a big thanks to Thomas Osborne for purchasing the custom electric guitar signed by all the Holidaze artists!
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to the Dominican Republic for Dominican Holidaze. We appreciate those that donated $15 to the carbon offset program, which supports a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. If you were unable to offset you footprint at the event, please take this opportunity to feel empowered post event and leave your own positive legacy from Dominican Holidaze by visiting treeswaterpeople.org to make a donation!
Thank you to everyone that donated to the Positive Legacy donation drive this year! The donations collected during Dominican Holidaze were disbursed to the children during our Day of Community Connection and to the local medical clinics and schools in Veron, Dominican Republic. With items ranging from backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons to gloves, masks, swabs, and bandages - YOU were able to make a huge impact on the community’s quality of life. We thank you for that!
Positive Legacy has partnered with the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation since 2012. With the help from fans like you, we have been able to donate just over $50,000 to contribute to the construction of a Natural Waste Water Treatment facility and a clean water distribution system to the community of Veron near Punta Cana. The wastewater treatment facility utilizes grasses and native plants to naturally extract toxins in the water. This is a natural system, the first of its type to be tested in the Dominican Republic and will likely be duplicated throughout the entire Veron area and around the Caribbean! The completion of the natural wastewater treatment facility, which took place in 2014, is step one in the three-step plan to provide a sustainable water system to the 500 residents of this area called Domingo Maiz. In 2015, phase two, which provided clean drinking water to the residents was completed. Phase three of the project is to have the community self manage the sewage and water systems. This year the community has appointed appropriate leaders to ensure that the community will reap the maximum benefits from this infrastructure. There have already been dramatic health improvements to the residents utilizing the sewage system and clean drinking water service.
We are proud to have helped contribute this water system to Veron, which in 2012 was a shanty town lacking basic hygienic infrastructure, including clean drinking water, sewage, schools and medical clinics. Over the past four years, with your support, we have been able to make a significant improvement to the quality of life for those living in Veron. We look forward to continuing this positive momentum!
For more details on the programs and beneficiaries visit our headquarters in the Wink Bar.