"HELP FRIENDS FOR LIFE"
Bali Dynasty Resort is more than just a room with a view. With the support of you, our guests, we have been able to contribute to the continued well-being of more than 100 disadvantaged men, women, and children across the island of Bali. Working with Solemen, a Bali-based charity organisation, our guest’s contributions have allowed us to fund life-saving operations, access medical care, provide equipment for the physically disabled, and much more.
We would like to take you behind the scenes of our biggest project to date, one that would not be possible without your help. When Bali Dynasty Resort first began supporting Solemen in 2016, they were taking care of approximately 500 people. Today, that number is nearing 2,000.
As the need for support grows, so do our fundraising efforts. Through our ‘Helping Friends for Life’ initiative, Bali Dynasty Resort has been able to fund Solehouse, a care facility with a home environment providing support and resources to keep families together before, during, and after medical treatment.
The new Bali Dynasty Recovery Centre, located on the ground floor of the new Solemen office, is set to open its doors on 1st July 2019. It will be a much larger space with extra bedrooms to accommodate even more Solebuddies.
We are urgently seeking funds to furnish bedrooms, the kitchen, lounge, and bathrooms. You can be a part of this exciting project by participating in our Quiz Nights at Gracie Kelly’s, contributing to our Dollar/night program, or giving a straight donation to our charity boxes during your stay or via transfer to our account no. 146.011.8138, Bank BCA, account name PT Dwi Mitra Nusantara /BDH with the remark "Solemen". We thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
Bali Dynasty Resort Recovery Centre – opening July 2019
Cash donations required for the following items:
Target IDR 7 Mill to furnish kitchen
- Large fridge
- Water dispenser (hot/cold water)
- Pots and pans
- baby bottles
- Handwashing sink
- Fire blanket
- Storage containers
- Rice storage box
- 4 ring cooker
Target IDR 5 Mill to furnish one bedroom (five sets needed. Have three from existing Solehouse)
- Double bed or twin beds
- 2 pillows
- Chest of drawers
- Bedding (Sheets and blankets)
- Bed protector
Target IDR 7-10 Mill to furnish Lounge Area, LOUNGE AREA (9-27 people)
- Sofa and chairs
- DVD Player and DVD’s (kids)
- Kid table and chairs
- Stair gates
- Air Con
- Fish tank
- Dining table (10 chairs)
Target IDR 5-7 Mill to provide medical items in BDR-sponsored Recovery Centre
- Scales (Baby and adult)
- Height measure
- First aid kit
- Resus masks (pocket masks)
- Hand sanitizer
Bali Dynasty Resort is now reaching out to the less fortunate people in Bali through a charity project called “Helping Friends for Life” in partnership with Solemen. Through this new initiative, we are seeking more subjective ways to alleviate the suffering of of those who are impoverished and desperately need our help in the way of medical support, health care, education and therapy, as well as by providing items or equipment that can give them a better life and welfare.
Yayasan Solemen Indonesia or simply “SOLEMEN” is a Bali-based Indonesian registered non-profit foundation working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support to the disadvantaged in Bali. Solemen was formed in October 2010 by founder Robert Esptone, who then vowed to walk barefoot until he raised a million dollars. The reason for being barefoot is “to be in solidarity with those who don’t have a choice to wear or not wear shoes”.
Solemen currently strives to provide health and safety education as well as teaching how to respect and protect the environment. Solemen has a very small team that are fast acting, with a huge knowledge of aid groups and have rehabilitation centers across the island. Solemen’s ‘OUTREACH’ crew searches out and are able to react immediately to assess and action the alleviation of individual cases of suffering. This often means driving immediately to the person or people who need help and taking them for assistance and, where appropriate, therapy and/or medical treatment at one of its strategic partner units.
The charity commitment was launched in the 23rd Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth, Western Australia on the 20th of February 2016. Ever since, Bali Dynasty Resort has started to provide support to several causes. Below you will see the updates on the projects and types of causes that we are supporting.
SoleBuddies are the ones that the charity effort commits to for an extended ongoing period of time. The commitment will provide them with the support to their education, health issues or Sole Outreach Programme.
SoleNeeds - Quite often we find people who are in need of certain donations, e.g. wheelchairs, prosthetic legs. They are our SoleNeed fellows whom we can give one time support to make a difference in their lives.
SoleGifts – If you have something that you don’t use anymore, or would like to bring items that you would like to donate such as skin cream, bandage, glasses, etc, they will make a perfect SoleGift! Simply drop the items in our SoleGifts Box available at the Front Desk. Every little thing helps!
SoleMonkeys – Help us to bring back the smiles of these unfortunate people by adopting our SoleMonkeys. A cute doll with an endearing smile, the SoleMonkey can be adopted at a minimum donation of IDR 150,000 to our Charity Effort
SoleMerchandise - Located at the Tour & Information Centre, we sell merchandise from past solebuddies who have established some kind of business enterprise to make themselves self sustainable. This is where you can shop and help others at the same time.