Check out the latest happenings at the Palapa Society from our Newsletter, including updates on new and existing programs, Hurricane Odile relief efforts, and exciting news about our dream of finding a permanent home for The Palapa Center. You can view it by clicking here.
The Palapa Society extends it’s deepest thanks to Peter Buck and his talented friends, for believing in the goals of the Palapa Society and helping us to achieve our dreams of building our own permanent home.
Visit todossantosmusicfestival.com for more information.
Thanks to the hundreds of benefactors from all over the world over $90,000 dollars was raised for hurricane relief for Todos Santos, through GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/eskrns, and ICF www.icfdn.org, in addition to all ticket sales from the Todos Santos Music Festival.
Donations continue to come in for Hurricane relief and, although the main part of our relief program has come to an end, we continue to accept these donations which will be used for relief programs in the local ranches and surrounding areas as needed. We are proud that we were able to field three teams of workers, six days a week during the last three months.
Each application for aid was assessed, the need evaluated, and confirmed after completion. Through these three months over 200 lamina (metal) roofs were constructed that had been blown away in Hurricane Odile providing safe living spaces for these families.
In addition 10 complete shelters were constructed for people who had lost entire homes. Hundreds of boxes and bags of food were delivered both locally and to the sierras, families were aided in replacing clothing, kitchen appliances and household items blown away in the Hurricane, and 30,000 was donated to the Hogar de Ninos to rebuild one of their shelters.
100 percent of the donations that were received were used to pay for the relief efforts, and we thank every one of you who were part of this team to bring relief to the people of Todos Santos. We appreciate the continued support of donations and we thank you all for believing in us!
Our small town of Todos Santos, in Baja California Sur took a direct hit from Category 3 Hurricane Odile on Sunday, Sept 14th, 2014. The devastation is huge leaving no services of power or water. The markets from our small town have been depleted of supplies, many homes have been leveled, and people are struggling to survive. Still this small pueblo shows the true heart of the people of Baja with their spirit of endurance and community cooperation.
The Palapa Society of Todos Santos AC is so grateful to be able to help so many of our local towns people recover from Hurricane Odile. With your contributions we will help to feed, clothe and rebuild the homes and lives of our people in this beautiful Pueblo Magico. There are so many who have lost so much but have survived this disaster with hope and dignity. Together Todos Santos is strong and will persevere.
The Palapa Society Todos Santos is assisting more than 150 people who lost their homes and were totally displaced. We have assisted in all their needs while they are temporarily housed in Todos Santos. Phase 1 of this effort is to provide food, water, shelter and clothing.
Phase 2 of Palapa Society’s relief effort will include larger needs in the community, reconstruction and assistance with building materials for people who lost their homes.
Your generous donation is welcomed by the Palapa Society of Todos Santos Team. We are working hard in helping people in the community.
This relief effort will become a reality thanks to your generous contributions!
The Hotel California and Vaso Loco, LLC, a company founded by guitarist Peter Buck, present the fourth annual Todos Santos Music Festival, a two-week music event benefiting The Palapa Society, A.C. and other local charities. The festival, held in Todos Santos at the legendary Hotel California and in the historic Town Plaza, will take place on January 15-17 & 21-24, 2015. Tickets are now available online here.
The lineup, curated by Peter Buck, features artists spanning the rock, alt-country, and Latin genres. The festival’s first weekend will feature alt-country pioneers Old 97’s and The Jayhawks as well as 2014 Grammy Award-winning Latin quartet La Santa Cecilia. The second weekend will present performances by singer-songwriter and former Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst joined by indie Californian folk-rock band Dawes, famed indie-folk artist M. Ward, revered southern alternative country rockers Drive By Truckers, and Mexico’s critically acclaimed genre-bending ensemble Nortec Collective.
The popular local music showcase, which premiered last year as part of the festival, will return on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The showcase will feature emerging artists from the Southern Baja community.
The 2015 festival will also welcome back special guest performers including: Peter Buck’s solo project, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, acclaimed musician and songwriter Chuck Prophet, former Dream Syndicate bandleader Steve Wynn, and vocalist-guitarist Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’.
The proceeds from this year’s festival will again benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C., who will distribute a portion of the proceeds to other Todos Santos Charities. More information
A BIG Thank You to….
Alejandro donated the procedes of his March 16th South by Southwest (SXSW) Closeout Bash at The Continental Club to benefit the The Palapa Society Of Todos Santos, A.C
They have made a generous donation to The Palapa Society’s Beca Program. With this donation the Beca Program will continue to thrive and give our young people a step up to a better future. The Todos Santos Writers Workshop and the literary community of Todos Santos is committed to the educational aspirations of the young people of our pueblo. Thank you Todos Santos Writers Workshop.
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Citizens of our Pueblo Magico invite visitors to tour their historic homes. Proceeds from the tour support The Palapa Society’s building fund. Casa Tota- starting point, Todos Santos. Tour the Historic Homes of Todos Santos and learn more about our towns history. Tour Tickets -$250 pesos. For more information please contact: email@example.com.
Art work for this event was done by Brent Gearan. Thank you Brent.