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The Avett Brothers At The Beach 2018

RECAP of our Positive Legacy Programs During Avett Brothers at the Beach

Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Working in conjunction with Cloud 9 Adventures, Positive Legacy coordinates service projects for destination events in many different countries. Fueled by the power of music, and a passion for sustainability, Positive Legacy strives to transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs and aspirations of the communities we visit and serving them with action from musicians and fans!

Check out all the GOOD Positive Legacy did at Avett Brothers at the Beach:

Community Engagement & Sustainable Experience with Positive Legacy

Positive Legacy visited to the local community of Comunidad de Chemuyil for a day of cultural exchange, community service and celebration!

Our second visit to Chimuyil community has already proven to have had a lasting impact on the people and environment. We had a truly wonderful and hard working day creating a remarkable impact in a short period of time with fans & community members. Special thanks to Mike
Marsh, the Avett Brother’s drummer, for joining us on our day of service and doing
some true manual labor using his hands to do some masonry work and pick up
trash! Activities included…

  • Trash cleanup
  • Beginning stages of a community center
  • Painted a colorful mural
  • Built a temporary raised trash collection pad
  • Planted fruiting trees
  • Painted signs for Xcacel National Park’s sea turtle preservation program

Throughout the entire afternoon we had interactive entertainment by local musicians along with traditional Mexican dancers. We also enjoyed a locally prepared meal for all guests on site.

Finally, we finished the afternoon at Xcacel, a local Sea Turtle Sanctuary Beach and Cenote for a swim and some sunshine. To conclude the interactive and cultural excursion hosted an informative discussion of future and current projects with our partners. We provided the opportunity for local children and adults to see and learn about the benefits of sustainable practices as we implemented the first step towards a community wide waste management systems. We hope to continue to lead by example while creating lasting improvements in this community and teaching as many as we can about the importance of sustainable practices.

The Positive Legacy Charity Auction

 We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise over $40,000 in this year’s charity auction!  Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s continued environmental & humanitarian projects in the Mexico such as the computer and music learning center, as well as a trash and recycling center in Chimuyil. Thank you to all of the Avett Brothers at the Beach fans who bid in the auction. A special thank you to the musicians and their management, the fans/artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations, and Josh Timmermans and Dave Vann for their amazing photography. We had a special musical treat courtesy of Jill Andrews who provided the auction entertainment, and much appreciation goes out to Seth from Cloud 9 for guest auctioneering our live auction. This was one to remember!

Daily Activities Recap

Avett at the Links Golf Tournament:

We had a great day out on the golf course and the weather was phenomenal for the 22 players that set out to have fun and make a difference at the Hard Rock Golf Club. We raised $1,100 that will support Positive Legacy’s charitable programs and all who attended had a great time.

Poolside Music Bingo hosted by Tyler Williams (Head and the Heart):

A special thank you must go out to this year’s At The Beach players for creating a very entertaining BINGO afternoon benefiting Positive Legacy. Your participation made this year’s BINGO one of the best on record, raising over $1,800 towards our various programs in Mexico. Thanks for having fun in sun with us!

Donation Drive

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Thank you to everyone that donated toys, school and medical supplies to the Positive Legacy donation drive this year!  The donations were graciously provided to our partners at Dream’s for Mayan Children for community distribution.  Your donations will make many children’s lives a little brighter.  We thank you for that!

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Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Avett Brothers at the BeachWe appreciate those that donated and your generosity helped to fund tree planting and clean cookstove construction in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba. 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 because every party has an impact!

For more information on our beneficiaries or programs, please visit our website: https://positivelegacy.com

Dream For Mayan Children Grant Update

Positive Legacy has been investing in various community projects in Mexico for the past 5 years. In October 2016, Positive Legacy awarded Dreams for Mayan Children a $9,400 grant to support better educational outcomes and complete necessary renovations for the U Sasil Kaan School in Campamento Hidalgo, Mexico. Campamento Hidalgo a small indigenous village with a population of 200 people located in the Eastern Yucatan Peninsula. It is a true living Mayan community, where ancient traditions still exist and the Mayan language is commonly spoken, but has mostly been forgotten by the outside world.

In 2017 Positive Legacy again partnered with Dreams for Mayan Children, awarding a $10,500 grant to create a Learning Center in the community of Nuevo Durango. Their mission is to cultivate a variety of classes including basic computer skills, English language development, music education and traditional trade workshop. This project also includes supplying the Learning Center with needed materials and supplies to enable it to operate at maximum capacity for the community. Providing a resource for remote communities to utilize for expanded youth development and continued adult education is paramount for the survival of the Mayan culture.

Project Objectives:

  • Ecology Program-expansion of the organic garden area
  • Music Classes – with primary and secondary teachers
  • Computer Training
  • Artesenia (Traditional Handcrafts)
  • Language (Mayan/Spanish/English)