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Dominican Holidaze 2016

RECAP of our Positive Legacy Programs from Dominican Holidaze 2016.


Day of Community Connection & Ecological Experience with Positive Legacy

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!

unspecified-6Positive 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 a 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.


The Positive Legacy Auction Raised Just Over $16,000!

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 you who purchased an auction item. 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, & Super Rad Cape. Also a big thanks to Thomas Osborne for purchasing the custom electric guitar signed by all the Holidaze artists!


Donation Drive–Thank you all for donating!

PELP4 Donation Drive pic copyThank 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!


Simon Says BINGO – Hosted by 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!

 

 

 


Offset Your Carbon Footprinttwp_logo-300x188

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 making your donation HERE!


Partner InformationPunta-Cana-Ecology-Foundation

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 waste water treatment facility utilizes grasses and native plants to naturally extract toxins in the water. This is a natural system that will likely be duplicated in areas around the Caribbean! The completion of the natural waste water 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. Once Positive Legacy and their partners have seen this five-year project through the residents will have a functional waste water treatment facility, a solid waste management system, and safe drinking water. We hope that on completion this area will then provide other communities with a model of how to create these essentials in their own community.