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Castaway with Southern Ground 2018

RECAP of our Positive Legacy Programs During Castaway with Southern Ground

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 Castaway:

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 third 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. 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.  Activities included…

  • Trash cleanup
  • Beginning stages of a community center
  • Painted a colorful mural
  • Planting trees
  • Painting important onsite signage

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.

At the end of the day we tried to enter Xcacel, a local Sea Turtle Sanctuary Beach and Cenote; however, it turned out to be Benito Jaurez’s Birthday, a Mexican national holiday, and the place was so full that even a directive from the mayor of the town, who was working with us in the community, couldn’t get us in. Thanks to the Castaway crew for understanding and hey, it’s not like there wasn’t an awesome fiesta waiting for us back at the Hard Rock.

The Positive Legacy Charity Auction

 We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise over $32,500 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, a trash and recycling center in Chimuyil as well as funding a donation to Camp Southern Ground. Thank you to all of the Castaway fans who bid in the auction. A special thank you to Kurt Thomas for playing a really fun auction set, the musicians and their management, the fans/artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations and Dave Vann for his amazing photography. Good times!

Daily Activities Recap

Poolside Music Bingo hosted by Garret Doll & Richmond’s K95:

A special thank you to this year’s Castaway players and Garret Doll for creating a very entertaining BINGO afternoon benefiting Positive Legacy. Your participation made this year’s BINGO one of the best in Castaway history, raising over $1,000 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!

Offset Your Carbon Footprinttwp_logo-300x188

Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to CastawayWe 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)