Once again we are thrilled to be a part of Participation Row on the 2018 Dead & Co Summer Tour along side other environmental and social cause organizations to reach out to attending fans, highlighting the important work we do in the communities we visit…stop by & say hi! And give 3 hours of your time to help us make a difference in the lives of others at our ACTION DAY in BOULDER, CO with the music of the Grateful Dead as our inspiration, and a love for helping those in need. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, snacks, coffee and good karma credit before heading off to the Dead & Company shows so SAVE THE DATE for the following shows:
July 14th Action Day in partnership with Positive Legacy and Conscious Alliance – 10:30 am to 1:30pm, Location TBA
Help us make 2,000 nutritious dried soup meals for distribution to food panties in Boulder County, Colorado and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
With the music of the Grateful Dead and the 50th anniversary of the summer of Love as our inspiration, Positive Legacy hosted a Day of Dignity at the Project WeHOPE homeless shelter in East Palo Alto, CA on June 4th. 19 volunteers, 9 Positive Legacy and Dead & Company staff, 8 shelter staff, 1 painter, 4 musicians, 3 circus performers and 46 homeless shelter, 90 total, worked together to spiff up the shelter and give it a splash of color. We painted a beautiful mural in the intake area, led by artist Ron Tobin, wallpapered the sleeping quarters, scrubbed the sleeping cots and provided foot-baths and haircuts to the shelter clients. A mobile shower and laundry unit was brought in for our homeless friends to utilize. The atmosphere was especially festive thanks to the Big Fun Circus performers and some sweet live music provided by local band Moon Dog Bluegrass. In addition to the shelter improvements that were made that day, Positive Legacy made a $1,000 donation to Project WeHOPE for additional shelter improvements.
We received this follow-up note from Project WeHOPE Associate Director, Alicia Garcia:
“Thank you so much for coming out on Sunday and donating your time and talent to design and paint the beautiful mural in our shelter. The clients love it. I wish I could’ve captured a picture of their faces when they saw the completed work for the first time… priceless. We truly appreciate you giving back to the most under served member of our community.”
See all the pictures HERE.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 Dead & Company Fans joined Positive Legacy & Conscious Alliance for a day of giving back to the local community of Boulder, Colorado at Community Food Share. This was a part of the overall Participation Row, Action Days where planned service projects gave Dead & Company fans a way to Leave a Positive Legacy in the communities along the summer tour.
Our Action Day at Community Food Share was a great way for all of us to support hunger relief and to assist Community Food Share’s mission to be a leader in the community’s effort to end hunger in Boulder and Broomfield counties. 25 of us gathered to sort, measure, and bag goods for distribution through the food share programs. We were also able to make a $1000 donation towards CFS from the contributions of the participants.
A note from Community Food Share about volunteering:
“Volunteers are the backbone of our operation. More than 3,500 people volunteer with us every year, providing 64% of our labor. Without the help of people like YOU we would not be able to open out doors. 1 hour of volunteering provides 80 meals!”
After we worked for a few hours in the warehouse we all joined together for a lunch provided by Cosmo’s Pizza & tasty beverages from Oskar Blues Brewery. While we enjoyed lunch, Tyler Grant & Adrian Enfer both of Grant Farm serenaded us with some groovy tunes.
Cheers to a job well done everyone! We are grateful to all of you for Leaving a Positive Legacy in the Boulder community!
See all the pictures HERE.
On Sunday, June 18, Dead & Company fans joined Positive Legacy for a Day of Giving at Pine Street Inn in Dorchester, MA. Guests, staff and volunteers worked to rehab two old garden beds by amending the soil and planting vegetable seedlings, installing an irrigation system, erecting a cucumber trellis, building table height self-watering beds for herbs and greens, planting various perennial tree shrubs, fruit trees, edible bushes, paving a stone walk-way to the garden area, and rehabbing and painting benches and sitting structures.
48 people including 21 volunteers, 4 Positive Legacy staff, 2 musicians, 2 photographer/carpenters, 1 gardener, 16 residents and staff gathered and spent approximately four hours engaged in this great project. A donation of almost $8,000 in materials and funding to complete the gardens that will give back healthy produce to the center leaving a positive legacy for years to come.
See all the pictures HERE.
Day of Dignity at Project WeHOPE
Day of Giving with Community Food Share
3. Fenway Park, Boston, MA on June 18:
All volunteers received lunch, limited edition Positive Legacy/Dead & Company hat, one FREE download of any show in the extensive Nugs.net catalog, live music courtesy of local musicians and the feeling of satisfaction from giving back to the local community.