With the help of Dominican Holidaze guests Positive Legacy was able to donate some much needed supplies to the community of Veron during the Day of Service and Cultural Connection. The school supplies and medical supplies donated by guests will be distributed throughout the community’s education programs and medical facilities as needed.
Dominican Holidaze guests were able to see a Positive Legacy funded project in action on the Dominican Holidaze Day of Service and Cultural Connection. Guests traveled outside of the resort to a community called Veron near Punta Cana where Positive Legacy donated $25,500 to help fund a Natural Waste Water Treatment facility. This part of the Fuentes de Vida (sources of life) project has now been completed and is providing 500 Veron residents with wastewater services to keep contamination out of the local aquifer. The day started with a tour of the working project. Then guests were joined by the local children for a community wide trash pick-up. After that everyone joined together for lunch and local music. Before departing for the day, Dominican Holidaze guests and community members gathered together to paint a mural over-looking the project. Positive Legacy will continue to work with the Punta Cana Ecological Center and their partners on the completion of this three-step process. Next up is providing safe drinking water to all residents in Veron. Thank you to all the fans that participated in this meaningful day.
Positive Legacy’s humanitarian and environmental projects are mostly funded from charity auction proceeds. In fact 100% of proceeds from the auctions go directly towards projects such as the Fuentes de Vida project in Veron. The Positive Legacy Charity Auction during Dominican Holidaze was a success and the financial goal was met. Thanks to all of the guests that came out to bid on the unique items from Dominican Holidaze artists. Special thanks goes to Dave Vann and Josh Timmermans for providing wonderful photography for the auction.
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People once again were able to make it easy to travel responsibly, by offering an offsetting of the travel emissions for travel to the Dominican Republic for Dominican Holidaze. Offset donations supported a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing fruit, improved soil quality, timber and the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetimes.