Perhaps our most exciting addition to this year’s program was our first ever Day or Service & Celebration on Holy Ship! 9.0, at the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel. Together, we helped with work on the facilities grounds as well as spending some quality time playing with and entertaining the children living there. We sang songs and danced together, played with One World Play Soccer Balls we brought as gifts, served the kids lunch, and helped around the grounds cleaning up and with other lawn maintenance. A very special thanks to our inaugural guests who joined us at the Hostel. We can’t express enough appreciation for the HS! 9.0 team and the group who shared how grateful they were for an opportunity to give back while on board the ship. Thanks to all who came out to participate in on this day!
We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise over $14,000.00 in this year’s charity auction, making it the best auction in 8.0 & 9.0 history! Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s environmental & humanitarian projects including the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel in Nassau, which provides temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care and other necessities for the benefit of abandoned and neglected children, until more permanent arrangements can be made for their welfare. Our support will provide provisions at the facility that houses approximately 35 children – leaving a positive legacy for the children of Nassau far beyond our visit! Thank you to all of the Holy Ship! fans who bid in the auction, and a special thank you to the musicians and their management, the fan/artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations.
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People also helped guests to travel responsibly by offsetting the carbon emissions from their travel to Port Canaveral for Holy Ship! These carbon offset donations help Guatemalan families reduce their firewood consumption by 50%, help Haitian families plant fruit trees that will nourish their kids and generate income, and help Honduran families switch from kerosene lanterns to clean solar lighting.
Positive Legacy continues our support of local Bahamas based partner, the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel. Over the past several years, Holy Ship! passengers have donated supplies and enabled Positive Legacy to provide a grant of $6,825 to support needed food, supplies and provisions at the facility that houses approximately 35 children.
Established in 1962, the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel provides temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care and other necessities for the benefit of abandoned and neglected children, until more permanent arrangements can be made for their welfare. The facility houses children aged six weeks to eleven years with an average length of residency at the Hostel of one year.
We are incredibly grateful for an ever increasing interest and support for what we do, and we were happy to see you getting more excited about how you and the whole ShipFam can leave your own Positive Legacy.