Saturday 12/3 – Day 3 – 10:00am-3:30pm (Meet at Wink Bar)
Join Positive Legacy for a day of cultural connection as we venture to the Punta Cana Ecological Center for an interactive exploration to provide the opportunity for local, underprivileged children to see the ocean and experience the Ecological Center for the first time!
During our visit we will take a catamaran ride on the ocean and snorkel to see Foundation’s coral restoration project. We will take action to help restore an the ideal habitat for turtles to lay their eggs by planting flora on the beach. This will help protect the turtle eggs by creating dunes to protect from high winds and too much light exposure. In the afternoon we will be treated to local live music, traditional Dominican cuisine for lunch and will engage in games with the local kids. Lastly, we will take a guided tour of the Foundation’s composting and bee keeping programs before we head back to the resort. Get your ticket HERE!
Day of Service Schedule
10 am – Meet at Positive Legacy Headquarters (Wink Bar)
10:10 – 10:40 am – Learn about humanitarian history as we take a bus ride to Grupo Puntacana Foundation
10:40 am – Arrive at Grupo Puntacana Foundation
10:45 am – 11:45 am
– Group 1: Turtle habitat restoration project (beach planting & improvements)
– Group 2: Coral reef restoration project (Boat ride & snorkeling)
11:45 am–12:45 pm – Groups 1 & 2 alternate activities
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Community celebration with local music and cuisine
2:30-3:00 PM – Guided walking tour of composting and bee programs
3:00 PM – Closing comments and depart to the resort
3:30 PM – Arrive back to the resort!
Sunday 12/4 – Day 4 – Silent Auction 4:00pm-7:00pm, Live Auction at 6:45pm (Wink Lobby)
Come bid on autographed photos, concert tickets, and unique memorabilia from Dominican Holidaze musicians at the live and silent auctions. 100% of auction proceeds support Positive Legacy’s humanitarian and environmental projects.
Do you have a unique item that you would like to donate to the Positive Legacy Charity Auction during Dominican Holidaze? Your donation will be on display throughout the event and the funds that your item raises will go directly to our environmental & humanitarian projects in the local community.
Contact us today about donating an item: Christine@positivelegacy.com
When packing your suitcase, remember to pack a small school or medical supply item for the local community in need! Your contribution helps supply necessary schooling and essential medical supplies Veron, the local community in need. Drop donations to Positive Legacy Headquarters at the Wink Bar on Day 1 or 2!
Suggested School Supplies: Backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, calculators, rulers, reams of paper, etc.
Suggested Medical Supplies: Gloves, masks, swabs, bandages, gauze, antiseptics, ibuprofen & acetaminophen, allergy medicine, toothbrushes & toothpaste, eye drops, ace bandages, hand sanitizer, etc.
Saturday 12/3 – Day 3 – 3:30pm-4:30pm (Onyx Main Pool)
Show your support for the local community and environmental outreach programs by playing poolside BINGO! $20 buy-in for 2 rounds and the opportunity for great prizes and the guarantee of a great time! Benefits Positive Legacy.
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People make it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to the Dominican Republic for Dominican Holidaze. A $20 carbon offset donation will support 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. Take this opportunity to feel empowered and leave your own positive legacy during Dominican Holidaze. Offset your trip HERE!
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!