pictured above: Holy Ship! February 2016 beneficiary – Bahamas Emergency Children’s Hostel
Thank you to the ShipFam that participated in our pre-cruise raffle and Big Thanks to those who donated art or bid on and purchased an item in the Charity Auction on board February Holy Ship! We also want to thank the HolyShip! artists for supporting our auction.
Proceeds from the auction & raffle will benefit Positive Legacy’s charitable projects including the Bahamas Emergency Children’s Hostel this year and beyond.
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.
This year’s auction will help support needed food, supplies and provisions at the facility that houses approximately 35 children – leaving a positive legacy for the children of Nassau far beyond our visit!
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Miami and your emissions from being on the MSC Divina for HolyShip!
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 by visiting treeswaterpeople.org to make a donation!
What is a carbon offset? A “carbon offset” is a unit of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is reduced, avoided or sequestered to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere.
How will Trees, Water & People offset HolyShip! carbon emissions?
Reforestation in Haiti – On average, one tree planted by TWP can sequester one ton of carbon over its lifetime. To account for natural mortality rates, TWP plants five trees per one ton offset. Trees are planted on private and public lands as part of a community-led reforestation program.