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Positive Legacy Recap from Holy Ship! WRECKED 2020

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! 

 

Thank you to all of the 2020 Ship Fam! who showed their overwhelming generosity to Positive Legacy while in the DR!

Positive Legacy Charity Auction

Positive Legacy would like to thank the Holy Ship! Wrecked guests, musicians and artisans for their support this year in the Dominican Republic as we proudly raised $5,000! We are so grateful for the support from the Ship Fam community, and it was wonderful to meet lots of new faces who were excited to get involved. Thanks to everyone who placed bids in the charity auction and purchased items at the event! Special thanks to GEE DEE for providing us with some great music to keep folks entertained and engaged. Holy Ship! Wrecked contributions this year will support our environmental and sustainable projects throughout the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic.

Bikini Beach Clean-Up

We had an amazing time with the Lisbona Sisters doing a Bikini Beach Clean-Up on Day 2, where we guests joined us down the beach from the resort loading up dozens of bags of trash and micro-plastics that had washed up ashore. It was an educational opportunity and participants had a chance to learn more about ways we contribute to the problem and can be a part of the solution.

Carbon Offset - Trees Water & People

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Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly by offsetting the emissions from your travel to the DR for Holy Ship! Wrecked. Since our partnership began in 2007, we have planted over 200,000 trees that sequester CO2 and have provided 500 clean cookstoves to reduce emissions from cooking with firewood, improving family health. We appreciate those that donated $15 to the carbon offset program, helps us fund these initiatives in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, 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 still feel empowered to leave your own Positive Legacy from Holy Ship! by visiting treeswaterpeople.org to make a donation, because every party has an impact! 

2019

Thank You ShipFam! : Recap of Holy Ship! 12.0 & 13.0

Positive Legacy is extremely grateful for the growing support of the ShipFam community. We are incredibly honored to see returning faces who support us year after year, and to also meet so many new faces who were excited to get involved.  Thank you for learning to “give a ship” and Leave A Positive Legacy!

 

Thanks to the support of our ShipFam and the artists, we raised a record-breaking amount of $26,000 on Holy Ship! 12.0 + 13.0!!

 

Both auctions had our biggest fan turnout, and raised a total $17,529! We received some especially unique and thoughtful donations this year from both the fans, including custom wood wall hangs, handmade captains hats, and OG flash apparel. We also received donations from the likes of Dirtybird, Tchami, GRiZ, What So Not, Manila Killa, SAYMYNAME, Boogie T, Skepsis, Subset and The Instigators. And for the first time ever, we commissioned two one-of-a-kind Holy Ship! wrapped turntables signed by the artists.

 

With funds raised this year, we have chosen to support a cause very near and dear to our hearts; all proceeds from the pre-cruise raffles, pre-parties and on-board charity auctions will benefit coral reef restoration throughout The Bahamas. In the past few decades, coral reefs around the world have been rapidly declining, and an estimated 20% of reefs worldwide have already been lost. With numerous local, regional and global threats facing coral reefs, the ability of reefs to support biodiversity and ecosystem services has been compromised. Our donations will directly fund the establishment of coral nurseries, and their maintenance, management, outplanting and monitoring.

 

Our friends at FAM AF provided more ways than ever to party with a purpose. They donated a portion of Illuminaughty robe sales, pre-party proceeds and kickbacks from the reservations at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center and the Vitalounge IV Treatment. We are eternally grateful for their donations, dedication and creativity in helping us grow.

Guests were also able to travel responsibly to Port Canaveral by offsetting their carbon emissions by making a donation to our partner Tress, Water & People. Carbon offset donations support rural communities in Central America and Haiti by supplying more efficient cook stoves and fund tree nurseries to produce firewood, fruit production and create healthy soils while sequestering carbon.

 

We are already looking forward to seeing our ShipFam and sailing together again in 2020! We encourage you to think about the different ways that you can get involved next year, including donating to our Charity Auction and pre-cruise raffles, offsetting your carbon footprint, volunteering a few hours of your time on-board, or spreading the word about our organization to your friends and Fam. Like our page on Facebook, Positive Legacy ShipFam, to stay informed throughout the year.

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.  To learn more about Positive Legacy, please visit us at: www.positivelegacy.com

THANK YOU FAMAF!!

Positive Legacy wants to give a big shoutout to FAM AF for all of the time, love and support they give to our organization! We are incredibly grateful for the increased support from the ShipFam community - thanks in large part to FAM AF - and look forward to another amazing year on Holy Ship 12.0 and 13.0! 

We can’t thank FAM AF enough for their continuous dedication to our mission, countless donations, and volumes of positive energy. 

 

We would like to thank FAM AF for:

  • Promoting PL on social media and in the various Ship Facebook groups 

  • Donating to the charity auction and pre-cruise raffle

  • Brainstorming ways to help grow and improve our organization

  • Donating a portion of the pre-cruise party revenues 

  • Helping to organize and promote the pre-cruise activities and the on-board auction

  • Creating specialty items for PL and the ShipFam

  • Recruiting volunteers

 

It is support from folks like FAM AF that help Positive Legacy does great work in the Bahamas and around the Caribbean. You are truly what makes ShipFam the BEST FAM!!

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HOLY SHIP!

 

2018

RECAP of our our Positive Legacy Programs During HolyShip! 10.0 & 11.0

Check out all the GOOD  Positive Legacy did on Holy Ship!:

The Positive Legacy Charity Auction

We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise just over $25,000 in this year’s charity auction and pre-cruise raffles!  Your support will enable us to make a large contribution to All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response to rebuild schools in communities affected by the hurricanes in the U.S. and Eastern Caribbean. Auction proceeds will also support Positive Legacy’s continued environmental & humanitarian projects. Thank you to all of the Holy Ship! 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.

Bahamas Emergency Children's Hostel Update

On Holy Ship! 9.0, we hosted our first ever Day of Service & Celebration at the 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.

Although we did not visit the children of Nassau this year, you can read all about the grant & good work we did HERE!

Hurricane Relief + The Gift of Education

We at Positive Legacy and Cloud 9 Adventures were deeply saddened by the destruction caused by the recent hurricanes that made landfall in the USA and Eastern Caribbean. In 2018, Positive Legacy and Cloud 9 Adventures partnered with Norwegian Cruise Lines and All Hands Volunteers to rebuild schools in communities devastated by the storms.

 

Funds raised on board Holy Ship! 10.0 and 11.0 helped to provide a grant to All Hands Volunteers with Norwegian Cruise Lines matching the dollars raised by Positive Legacy. These funds have been put to work in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Cuba and the Florida Keys, rebuilding safe, resilient schools for children in these communities.

 

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. Their vision is to demonstrate the power and value of volunteer service through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers.

Recap of our Positive Legacy Programs During Holy Ship! 2017

Day of Service with Positive Legacy

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!

The Positive Legacy Auction Raised Just Over $14,000

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.

Partner Information

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.

2017 - Holy Ship! 8.0 & 9.0

 

2016

Leaving A Positive Legacy on Holy Ship! 2016

The Positive Legacy Charity Auction & Raffle Raised $4,324! (Jan 3-6 2016)

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 January 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 American Children’s Orchestras for Peace this year and beyond. Their mission is to “create for our children, through music, an environment free of violence”.

The American Children’s Orchestras for Peace works within the communities in the Miami-Dade County area to provide instruments and free lessons to at-risk children. Through access to music education, they hope to improve individual achievements, social skills, parental involvement, and most importantly-children’s lives. American Children’s Orchestras for Peace is working to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that leads to juvenile violence.

The Positive Legacy Charity Auction & Raffle Raised $6,835! (Jan 10-13 2016)

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!

 

2015

Positive Legacy Recap

Holy Ship! Charity Auction

Positive Legacy would like thank Holy Ship! passengers that supported our mission to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Thanks to the generosity of the Holy Ship! fans and donors who helped make our first auction on January 2nd a success, we raised over $4,600 for charity. Co-hosted by Positive Legacy and The Buntings, proceeds will benefit the Miami based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) and Positive Legacy.

GOGO provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance as an alternative to the gang recruitment, drugs and violence typically dominating their environment. GOGO targets the most vulnerable middle-schoolers, pairing them with professional musicians who use contemporary music to reach and teach these young people the skills they need to be successful in and out of school.

Positive Legacy Recap

Holy Ship! February 2015

Holy Ship! Charity Auction

 

Positive Legacy would like thank Holy Ship! passengers that supported our mission to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. One way that passengers showed their support was by bidding on items in the Silent Auction, which we held on board Holy Ship! on Day 3. We also want to thank Holy Ship! passengers and musicians that donated items to our auction. The auction had a variety of autographed posters & photos of artists, artwork, jewelry, VIP festival passes and more! Proceeds from the auction will benefit Positive Legacy’s charitable projects.

Holy Ship! School Supplies Donation Drive

 

The Holy Ship! tradition of a cruiser donation drive continued aboard the ship in this year! Thank you to all of you that brought a gift for our Nassau based beneficiary, the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel. 

The Positive Legacy crew personally delivered your donations to the children at the hostel during our stop in Nassau. We had a great day visiting and playing with the kids!

 

The Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel was established in 1962 by the Bahamas Christian Council. The Purpose was to provide  emergency and temporary shelter for abandoned, neglected and abused children aged six weeks to eleven years. Residents who have not been  returned to their relatives, fostered or adopted by age 12 are transferred to a residential home for older children, where they will reside until  age 18. The average length of residency at the Hostel is one year.

 

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