Bali Hotels Association visited five orphanages in Negara on 29 September 2017, as a part of its Community Relations Program. The Program Director, Mrs. Virginie Tutin Sandstrom, lead the journey herself, assisted by six other participants representing members. A total of 115 kilos rice in addition to 46 boxes of linens (bed sheets, towels, pillow cases), school kits, toys, pillows were presented and all items had been kindly donated by members of Bali Hotels Association, namely Harris Riverview, Gending Kedis, Ayodya Bali, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Taum Resort Bali, Furama, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Harris Tuban, Harris Hotel & Residences Sunset Road and Bali Garden Beach Resort.
The first visit was Mahanaim with 52 kids, followed by Sanatana Dharma with 35 kids, then Giri Asih with 60 kids, Widya Asih 5 with 75 kids and at the end to Maria Goretti with 58 kids.
“Bali Hotels Association would like to be part in the development of the island through many programs that we carry out regularly. It is one of our missions to grow together with the community,” says Ricky Putra, Chairman of Bali Hotels Association.
“It is an honor to be able to visit these orphanages again this year. Some changes have been made in the orphanages. The most important thing is the children go to school and feel blessed,” says Virginie Tutin Sandstrom. She adds, “Our gratitude goes to all BHA hotels that donated the items and goods to make that event possible and help improve the daily life of the children.”
Primary caregiver from Panti Asuhan Giri Asih Melaya, Bapak Purwanto concluded, “We really appreciate the visit and donation from BHA. Everyone here is smiling today and feels very happy with the gifts. We do hope this mission continues.”