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    Sanak Retreat


    Sanak is a small retreat/boutique hotel located in the north of Bali with a philosophy of “Handpicked With Humanity” in mind. We are working with the village chief, the local primary school, and the community to assist the underprivileged with items they require.

    Our property has been developed by a French philanthropist who is gifting the retreat back to a family within the community as soon as we have a return on the development. We are working with the local, hotel school to develop and train students for jobs in tourism. We are investing great time and resources into assisting our people to find their full potential.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Health

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Connect Four and Puzzles

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Cymbals, Tambourines, and Triangles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Light Blankets

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Sanak Retreat

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.