For those of you who joined us for Jammin in Jamaica, I'm sure you are aware that things didn't go exactly as planned. Positive Legacy takes great pride in the work we do, therefore when an event doesn't meet its full potential, we take it extremely personally. When we promote an event and a specific experience to our guests, and the event turns out to be something other than promised, we are aware that it reflects poorly on our organization and shakes the confidence of our supporters.
My team worked literally for months on the logistics and every event detail with our Jamaican contact – a partner with whom we had previously worked with great success. As such, we had every reason to believe the day would be the magical experience promised to you. It was absolutely mind blowing for us to arrive only to discover that our partner was completely unprepared. And, although the rain was beyond our control, it only made a bad situation worse.
Despite the challenges with our Jamaican partner, Positive Legacy takes full responsibility for our guests’ experience and the faith that you put in us. For those who left early or were met with disappointment, we offer our sincerest apologies and would like to offer you a refund. To receive a refund please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
While the day included many challenges, there are quite a few positive things to report as well:
• 35 girls from Granville Place of Safety participated in Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and had an amazing musical experience. Granville serves young women 8 to 18, who have experienced abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. (Please note that pictures of the girls should NOT be posted to social media for their safety!)
• Two pallets of clothes, school supplies and personal care items were delivered to the girls that day
• Many of the girls helped LEBO to paint the mural at the stadium – which will serve as a gift to the community for years to come
• 32 Jam Cruise artists and a number of Jamaican artists jammed together, lightened our spirits and got many of us to boogie down.
• In addition to the $5,000 grant Positive Legacy already provided to the Astor Black Music & Art Institute, the event revenue will allow us to make an additional $3,800 donation for the recording studio there – a project our team will monitor closely and continue to provide consultation on to assure its ultimate success
The Granville director also shared that it was a really wonderful experience for the girls since they seldom get the chance to leave the facility where they live. Thanks to each of you for helping to make that happen!
For those of you who stayed for the music, you know that the event ended on a very positive note indeed. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to Matt Butler for his superb coordination and to all of the artists that participated in the Everyone Orchestra in Jamaica. There is nothing like the healing power of music to bring people together and to infuse joy into our hearts.
Finally, I want to give you our commitment that this was a learning experience for us and will ensure that something like this will not happen again. We take great pride in knowing that we have produced many beautiful and successful events in the past, and we are committed to producing more meaningful and impactful events in the future.
We hope you won’t lose faith in us and will join us again in the future. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like a refund or would like to share any comments or suggestions.
President of the Board