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Thank You HolyShip! – the music plays on because of you

We recently received this note from the American Children’s Orchestra for Peace, the Positive Legacy beneficiary from HolyShip! 2016.

Positive Legacy,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $4,324.00 to the American Children’s Orchestras for Peace, Inc. (ACOP) The generosity of organizations like yours makes our Foundation possible.

Words cannot express how grateful we are to have received your donation of $4,324.00.  Please excuse our delay in expressing our gratitude; due to the fact that we moved to a new office, and it took a little time for the post office to find us.

Your check could not have arrived at a better time. We recently lost a part of our funding and were going to have to suspend one of our music programs at Jose Marti Park that we have had since 2004, because we did not have enough to pay for our instructors. Your check will go directly towards that. Without knowing it, you saved a big part of our program in Little Havana; one of the poorest communities in Miami!!!  We will be eternally thankful to your organization and will let the Parents/Children know about the Positive Legacy, kindness.

ACOP provides music instruction to underprivileged children in public schools, parks, and community centers to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that often leads to juvenile violence. This year-round program is designed to provide instruments and free lessons to underserved, at-risk children in Miami-Dade County, using music to improve individual achievement, social skills, parental involvement, and ultimately – children’s life.

Although the program is in the public schools & parks, it is privately funded and depends for survival on the cooperation of private benefactors and generous Foundations like Positive Legacy.

Once again, thank you for your generosity.

Blessings, Maida Santander, President/Co-Founder American Children’s Orchestras for Peace, Inc. (ACOP)

Thank you to the guests aboard HolyShip! that contributed to Positive Legacy as we continue to join music and service to benefit people & the planet. Stay tuned for our giveback opportunities for HolyShip! 8.0 and 9.0 in 2017.

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