Starting the New Year on a positive note, representatives of InterContinental Bali Resort visited Panti Salam Children’s Home in Tabanan on 18 January to deliver a donation of Rp 18,289,325.
Salam means ‘peace’, and the orphanage, which opened in 1979, provides shelter for more than 50 disadvantaged children. Funds were raised by the Bali beachfront resort during a charity initiative in the lead up to Christmas 2018. During this time guests were invited to purchase specially crafted souvenirs in the lobby for a small donation. The special initiative culminated on Christmas Eve, with children from the orphanage singing Christmas carols at the resort, followed by a celebratory meal and accommodation to create a memorable evening. The resort has added another Rp 10,000,000 to money raised, in order to provide every day necessities such as nutritious food, clothing and toiletries for the orphanage.
“Children are our future and it is our sincerest hope that our ongoing support for Panti Salam Children’s Home will help create a brighter future and enhanced opportunities for the children who reside there,” says InterContinental, Bali General Manager, Michael Koth.
Panti Salam is one of several local orphanages provided with continual support by the resort, as part of a wider commitment to local community. Guests, visitors and staff are invited to participate in an ongoing charity initiative by contributing cash donations. A crafted souvenir is given as a momento of their support for the underprivileged children of Bali.