Happiness is only real when shared. We really believe in charities and try to support them in the best way we can.
With “Cakes for Charity”, we revived one of our favourite charity events this year. The idea is simple – with the help of our partners and friends from the hospitality industry, we brightened up the day of underprivileged children across the city by bringing them cakes, gifts and toys, provided by Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta and the Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta. These children live in orphanages and are taken care of by different foundations, whose good work can’t be appreciated enough.
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
Our good friends from Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta took part in this project by donating an impressive 5kg Sultan Nougat – a signature Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta cake made of praline mousse cake layered with dark chocolate and mouth-watering hazelnut mousse.
The team visited Panti Asuhan Hati Suci, a non-profit organisation that aims to educate, care for and parent abandoned children who were neglected in orphanages since birth. Established in 1914, the organisation is now home for 43 children ranging from age 7 – 17 years old. Panti Asuhan Suci Hati works for children’s rights, survival, development and protection. During the visit, the children were very enthusiastic to receive the cake and happy by the songs that they sang.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
Christmas comes early at Pondok Asih Agape orphanage in Kelapa Gading. The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta’s team visited the orphanage ahead of the festive season to share a glimmer of joy.
A big red velvet cake with white Christmas themed decoration created by the hotel’s culinary team brought happiness to all. In addition to the cake, the hotel also shared toys, school bags, school equipments and more. for all residents.
“This is an incredible moment that they’ve been waiting for: celebrating Christmas together in a joyful atmosphere. This orphanage was built on 2005 and there are hundreds of residents from Sabang to Merauke, but dominated by people from Papua and Mentawai, two regions known for being underdeveloped. What The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta have done for us was amazing and we’re very grateful for them,” Lina says representing the orphanage.
General Manager Fintan O’Doherty also expressed his happiness while overseeing the visit. “Genuinely, when we see the young people, of course, we wish them a very fantastic future and I’m sure they will. And we must play our role in society and we will help them—the door of our hearts is always open for them.”
This article is originally from paper. Read NOW!Jakarta Magazine December 2019 issue “The Festive Season”. Available at selected bookstores or SUBSCRIBE here.