Closer to the Sun guests joined Positive Legacy for a meaningful day of service and cultural connection in the community of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. We started our day at the Casa de la Cultura, the community center for the town. Our first project was to clear a space for an herb garden to support Casa de la Cultura’s outdoor kitchen. Then the local children joined us to paint tables and play games.
Each child was sent home with their own collection of school supplies. Most of these children do not attend school so these supplies are a well received gift and hopefully will help foster creativity and learning in their home environment. After enjoying a locally prepared lunch a member of the National Park taught us about the importance of the health and protection of the Mesoamerican Reef; the world’s second largest barrier reef. A portion of this reef sits right off the shore in this area. Once we learned about the reef, we were able to end the day with a snorkeling adventure to explore the reef in person. Thank you to everyone for coming out to help create such an impactful, memorable day!
We are pleased to announce that with your help, Positive Legacy was able to raise just over $20,000 in this year’s charity auction! The energy in the lobby was palpable, and Zach Deputy provided groovin’ tunes for everyone to enjoy while the auction continued. Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s environmental & humanitarian projects with local non-profits such as Casa de la Cultura and the National Park. Thank you to all of you who purchased an auction item. A special thank you to the musicians for supporting the auction with special one of a kind items and to the patron artisans who donated their art!
Thank you to everyone that donated to the Positive Legacy donation drive this year! The donations collected during Closer to the Sun were disbursed to the local children and their families who joined us in our Day of Service. With items ranging from clothing, shoes, pencils, notebooks, crayons and markers- YOU were able to make a huge impact on the community’s quality of life.
A big spicy thank you must go out to this year’s hosts Pepper for creating a shenanigan filled BINGO afternoon benefitting Positive Legacy. Thank you to all of you who joined in the fun and supported the cause!
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Mexico for Closer to the Sun. 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 your footprint at the event, please take this opportunity to feel empowered post event and leave your own positive legacy by visiting treeswaterpeople.org to make a donation!