Jam Cruise 10
Cloud 9 and Positive Legacy invited all cruisers to enjoy a day or music, service and celebration in Labadee. Zach Deputy and Toubab Krewe kept the music flowing!
- 10,000 shoes were offloaded and donated to the people of Haiti
- Socks donated by cruisers will be presented to an array of beneficiaries
- Planted tree seedlings.
- Our beneficiaries in Haiti gave a brief presentation and introduced some of the local school children.
- Representatives from Haiti Village Health were on hand to discuss the clinic renovations that your Positive Legacy surcharge made possible.
In Falmouth, Jamaica, the Bob Moog Foundation partnered with Positive Legacy to bring Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool to over 50 children at the All Ages School. A team of staff and volunteers from the Foundation set up four experiential stations to teach the kids the science of sound through the magic of music. Theremins, synthesizers, effect pedals, iPhones and iPads were all used to bring education alive and immediately engage the students in the subject matter. Jam Cruise regular Nigel Hall joined the team and taught the children about waveforms and sound sculpting using his favorite Moog synthesizer. Everyone involved was touched by the experience. Special thanks to the Moosgstress, Michelle Moog-Koussa igniting the innovator in all of us!
In partnership with Soles4Souls and with contributions from One World Running, Nike and Jam Cruisers all over the country, Positive Legacy blew its most ambitious goal yet – of collecting 10,000 pairs of shoes for the people of Haiti, out of the water! More than 12,200 pairs of shoes plus 2,000 pairs of socks contributed by cruisers were collected. Our partners will be distributing them, one pair at a time, for months to come. Special thanks to the cruisers who conducted drives in their own schools, workplaces and communities! Way to Leave a Positive Legacy one person at a time!
With support from our non-profit partners Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) and Trees, Water & People, Positive Legacy and Jam Cruise passengers led the charge in seeding 6,000 citrus trees, thus launching a 10,000 seedling nursery at SOIL’s rural compost site in Limonade, Haiti. Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People have partnered to offset Jam Cruise passenger’s carbon footprint since Jam Cruise 6, a collaboration that has netted tens of thousands of trees planted and hundreds of clean cookstoves built. JC10 represented the most ambitious carbon offsetting effort to date, as the establishment of this nursery will lead to a healthier environment, stable livelihoods, and increasing tree cover in Northern Haiti for years to come.
Positive Legacy is providing the funding to improve sanitary conditions at the Haiti Village Health Clinic near Cap Haitien. This clinic provides a full-range of primary care services to more than 25,000 people in five neighboring villages. Believe it or not, they treated 3,500 patients during the cholera epidemic without any running water! Positive Legacy is financing the construction of a well and septic system, water reservoir and pump, building bathrooms with plumbing to sinks and toilets, and putting a new roof on the clinic. Representatives from Haiti Village health joined us during our day in Labadee, Haiti, educating and inspiring us.
A great big thank you to conductor Matt Butler and all the artists who participated in the mind blowing improvisational journey in the theatre the last day at sea. The EO performance was in celebration of all that we were able to accomplish with the JC10 Positive Legacy and Greening programs, and we had much to celebrate!
Thank you to all the artists, passengers and friends of Positive Legacy and Jam Cruise who donated an item and/or placed bids in the charity auction. Proceeds from the auction allow us to fund our humanitarian and environmental outreach projects. This year the auction brought in over $25,000 for the cause!
FREEiRADIO 88.9FM is Falmouth Community Radio dedicated to connecting the Town of Falmouth’s community through unique, high quality music, performance and public affairs programming that informs, educates, entertains and inspires. FREEiRADIO is also a dynamic, educational resource, providing Ras Astor Black School for the Arts students with valuable, real world experience in radio and media operations. Positive Legacy donated $1,000 to FREEiRADIO to assist them with an upgrade on their transmitter. The new 100w transmitter will push their signal further than their current 10w transmitter. With that, the communities outside the town will be informed, educated and entertained via FREEiRADIO.