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Positive Legacy

One World United Through Music

Positive Legacy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, works to magnify the cultural experiences of those attending Castaway with Southern Ground. Positive Legacy’s mission inspires music fans and artists to collectively take action and build a better world. Positive Legacy creates meaningful opportunities for musicians and fans to participate in humanitarian and environmental outreach projects to support the local community. In addition to helping the local community, auction proceeds benefit Camp Southern Ground in their mission to give children of all abilities an opportunity to experience the magic of the outdoors.

Read more about our Positive Legacy initiatives in March 2018 below. 


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. 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.
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!
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Castaway. We 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 OFFSET YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT HEREbecause every party has an impact!
We are always looking for a few good helping hands onsite at our events to:

  • Collect and organize donations at events
  • Assist our team to prepare items for our Charity Auctions 
  • Staff the Positive Legacy table on site and share the activities and great work we are doing 
  • Participate in one of Day of Service events Act as a Volunteer Captain for “Day Of” events and outings 

If you are interested, please contact Mary.
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.
Bring a school supply, medical supply or sports toy with you to Castaway and Positive Legacy will distribute to the locals in need!

The donations collected during Castaway will be disbursed to the local medical clinics and schools. Help us as we provide necessary materials for schooling and essential medical supplies, together we can make a difference! Donation items should be brought to the Positive Legacy Headquarters on Event Day 1 or 2. Items will be brought into the community on Day 3.

Suggested School Supplies: Backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, calculators, rulers, and reams of paper.

Suggested Medical Supplies: Gloves, masks, swabs, bandages, gauze, antiseptics, ibuprofen & acetaminophen, allergy medicine, toothbrushes & toothpaste, eye drops, ace bandages, and hand sanitizer.

Suggested Toys: Musical instruments, soccer ball and pump, baseballs, jump ropes, etc.