Throughout the years we donated many original hand-painted art couture masterpieces, paintings on silk, fashion shows, and art exhibitions to support other charities and their initiatives.
Today, we created our own nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization -Violeta Lucce Foundation Inc in order to make a difference, create awareness, and eliminate plastic waste in the Oceans. We also have created a children's book, which tells a story about a little boy Lukas and his friendship with Ocean Bleau.
"Bleau, I dream that you smile again" is the synopsis of the book. Ocean Bleau shows Lukas what happens when people use huge amounts of plastic that end up in the oceans every day. "Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. This has to STOP".
The idea of the book was born while picking up plastic washed ashore on the beach in Miami. Lukas is the real character who walks with a big white trash bag and picks up plastic forks, cups, plastic lids, fisherman's nets, and much more. When people see a
3-year-old doing something good for the Planet, some help, some follow, some become aware, some will never throw anything in the water or on the beach again. This book is hand-drawn by Violeta Lucce and is filled with real facts to spread awareness about plastic waste and it's consequences.
The first copy of the book was signed and gifted to Prince Albert II de Monaco. The binding of the book is embellished with fisherman's nets found ashore while picking up plastic.
"An eternal source of wonder and awe, the world’s oceans hold the key to all life on Earth, covering 70 percent of the planet, having produced in the course of history half of the world’s oxygen and supplying protein for four in every ten of the world’s people. Put simply, we can’t survive, any of us, without healthy oceans”.
Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation.