At Alila, sustainability is not limited to its own environmental and community efforts, but is also viewed as an opportunity to create awareness and encourage guests to play their part too. In an initiative to give back to the local communities in which they operate, the Alila resorts in Bali have rolled out the ‘Giving Bag’, a sustainable hotel amenity that makes it easy for the resorts and their guests to make a positive local impact.
In support of this cause, a Giving Bag is placed in guestrooms, in which guests are encouraged to donate any unneeded and gently used items at the end of their stay. These left-behind items are then collected and donated directly to local charities annually, bypassing the lost and found.
Since January 2019, all four Alila resorts in Bali have implemented this simple initiative designed to reuse and recycle items while making a real difference to those in need. Furthermore, all Giving Bags used are locally produced by Bali-based vendor Tri Cinta Bumi, in line with Alila’s commitment to support local suppliers.
At Alila Seminyak, the Giving Bag is made available in the resort’s premium suites. All items collected are donated to YPAC SLB-D, a special education school for children with physical or intellectual disabilities.
At Alila Manggis, the Giving Bag can be found in all guestrooms. All gently used items collected are donated to Yayasan Bali Kumara, a foundation that is focused on the education and health of children from disadvantaged families.
Alila Ubud provides the Giving Bag in all of its villa accommodation and donates all items collected to KIM School in Ubud, formerly known as Sari Hati School. This non-governmental organisation works with children with special needs such as autism and Down syndrome with the aim of teaching the children basic self-care and life skills so that they can gain some independence.
The Giving Bag is provided throughout all villas at Alila Villas Uluwatu, which donates items to the Bali Life Foundation, a home that provides housing, education and health care to orphaned, abandoned and rejected children from the age of 5 to 15 in Bali.
A simple, sustainable solution to reusing and recycling unneeded items for the benefit of those in greater need, Alila Bali’s Giving Bag allows guests to journey home with not only lighter luggage but also a lighter heart.
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