My Red Envelope

MyRedEnvelope Website Getting Ready For Takeoff. 13 November 2017

Wait up; hold the phone, what is happening here? Are the rumors true? Is MyRedEnvelope finally going to launch their website? I can happily tell you that the answer to that question is YES! After months of intense work, MyRedEnvelope is thrilled to announce, that we are going to be releasing our website: towards the end of 2017. Get ready Bali, get ready people who want to do good, and get ready Corporate Socially Responsible companies, we are going to help you! We can all do good!

The website will provide our customers a complete overview of all our Accredited and Listed businesses that can be found in Bali. The website also features a map that will tell you exactly where our campaigns and charity events are in Bali. This will show you just how much good is happening in Bali, it will also give you the opportunity it have fun at the same time. The map will make it easier for our members to find the businesses which will donate to charity and the various charity events that take place on the island, and generally to find out where people are doing good! On our website you can find all the information you need about MyRedEnvelope, the charities that the businesses donate to and the businesses that put into action Corporate Social Responsibility as well as who have wonderful special offers for our members.   

We are very excited, and you have all the reason to be so too! It will be even easier to find fun MyRedEnvelope-events, and to do good by giving back to the underprivileged communities or other good causes in Bali by simply choosing a MyRedEnvelope business. We’d love to hear your feedback as soon as the website is launched, because at MyRedEnvelope we value that every member has the best experience possible!

Thank you in advance from MyRedEnvelope.

Congratulations to Red Carpet Champagne Bar, for raising funds for the Kolewa Foundation, a charity that does good by giving medical care to the poor and underprivileged in Bali and other parts of Indonesia. Putting into practice corporate social responsibility.

Achievements from the First Trial Phase. 25 October 2017

MyRedEnvelope has successfully completed its first trial phase with closing events at three out of the six campaigns that made up the first trial; we successfully promoted six Corporative Socially Responsible companies in Bali. The businesses on their part donated 10% of our members’ bill to the charity they chose to support. Because of the support from people who wanted to participate in MyRedEnvelope by going to these various businesses in Bali, the chosen charities were then able to invest the funds raised into making Bali a better place for the poor and underprivileged Balinese.

The goal of the first trial phase was to find out if the concept of MyRedEnvelope works: Guess what? It worked better than we’d ever expect! That is because of the social tourism in Bali, hard work, and of course because of you. We are still trying to work out some of the details to make it more practical, but the most beautiful thing that we have noticed is that we have rediscovered something amazing about every person in Bali. People in both their private and their business life are very social beings who are very willing to help others less fortunate than themselves. Here we want to acknowledge the wonderful achievements of just three of our Corporate Socially Responsible businesses and to give you an idea of what they are doing, and how they do good:

1. The restaurant ‘Lacalaca Cantina Mexicana’ had a goal of raising 5 Million Rupiah, to donate to Bali Children Foundation. An amazing well known charity that supports less fortunate children in Bali. By the end of their campaign they had surpassed their goal and raised a total of 15 Million Rupiah! The money that was donated to Bali Children Foundation went towards supporting children who were displaced from Mount Agung, to be able to go to school.

2. Vietnamese restaurant and bar ‘Saigon Street Bali’ is famous for it’s cocktail and Vietnamese cuisine. On the 20th of October we had the closing event there, and it was a lot of fun! There was a special offer for the night buying two for one cocktails. Also there were two representatives of the charity they were supporting which was the Bali Street Kids project. Saigon Streets’ target was also 5 Million Rupiah, however, they also went over their target and with their generous support raised 8 Million Rupiah in total!

3. Italian restaurant ‘ZiBiru Cucina Italiana’ has almost reached their target of 5 Million Rupiah, which they will donate to the ROLE foundation. This charity is working hard on programs that remove the rubbish and clean the Rivers, Oceans, Lakes, and Environment of Bali. This orientation makes them a much needed charity in Bali, because the beautiful beaches and nature parks will not be the same forever if they are not taken care of.

Now that our first trial phase is nearly fully completed and given that the results are very positive, MyRedEnvelope is about to enter the Second phase which will start when our very own website is launched onto the world wide web for everyone to see. Whether you live in Bali, or somewhere else in Indonesia, maybe Australia, or you travel all the way from America or Europe, we invite you to take a look at all the amazing places that will be featured on the website as they will all support socially responsible tourism and will give a percentage of your bill to charity every time!

The first trial phase was mostly focused on the food and beverage sector, but now we know that the idea works and people really seem to like it, the real work begins. Accommodation, safari tours, spas, fashion, art, you name it; we have found a way for everyone to do good by simply choosing where they shop! We Do Good, means that instead of a commission to us, the Corporate Socially Responsible business that is registered with MyRedEnvelope will donate a portion of your bill to their partner charity or to the charity of the month.

Do you want more information? Or do you want to be involved? Follow us on Facebook: @MyLittleRedEnvelope or Instagram: myredenvelope, or contact our corporate social responsibility manager via e-mail: [email protected]

What is MyRedEnvelope and where did the idea come from?11 May 2017

MyRedEnvelope is the Corporate Social Responsibility Project founded by Grahame Gavin and Lou Westbury. Over the years they have been involved in fundraising for many projects and charities, however, they found that fundraising in Bali was not always easy or transparent. This made them decide to start their own Corporate Social Responsibility Project that raises money for social projects and charities. Ultimately resulting in a better community to live, work and do business in.

When you own accommodation in Bali you will not be surprised if you are approached by a local business asking you to send customers to them in return for a commission, usually 10% of their guests bill. This is how the idea started, as businesses came to their holiday accommodation at Bali Akasa Villa and Bali Ginger Suites & Villa, offering them a commission of 10%, Grahame and Lou got thinking. They were very thankful for their small family business and wanted to find a way to give back to Bali, so instead of taking the commission they came up with giving 10% to a charity. The seeds for MyRedEnvelope were planted here, and now a beautiful tree is starting to grow.

The concept of MyRedEnvelope ties several things together: being a member of MyRedEnvelope, being a Corporate Socially Responsible business in Bali actively supporting a charity, and giving recognition to charities that are transparent, organized and effectively support the poor and underprivileged people or care for the environment. With Indonesia’s economy advancing and growing faster than ever, it is right now that we should act to break the cycle of poverty and give everyone a chance to be having fundamental human needs.

This all sounds very beautiful but the question is what you can do to help? Charities will always need help, they depend on it, and without funds they cannot do the good work that they do. Luckily the structure of MyRedEnvelope makes it very easy for you to help:

1. Join MyRedEnvelope as a member via the website

2. Bring your friends and have a fun night at a MyRedEnvelope business.

3. Pay your bill and a portion will go as a donation to a charity.

Through MyRedEnvelope we can do good for charities, and do good for businesses. And all that anyone needs to do to help out, is to choose a business who is part of the program. It doesn’t cost any extra. You don’t have to donate, make jam or sell a raffle ticket. Instead do what you were going to do anyhow, go out for dinner. Drink a cocktail. Get a massage. Enjoy your next birthday at a MyRedEnvelope restaurant. It really is as easy as that.
Bali Ginger Suites & Villa and Bali Akasa Villa have always worked towards being socially responsible and have active programs that benefit the environment and our staff. They also want to benefit the local community through MyRedEnvelope. What began as a promotional idea from local restaurants, has now grown into a new concept and way to be a socially responsible business, and our guests love it as well. Now other businesses are joiningMyRedEnvelope and together we can put corporate social responsibility into practice benefitting the community where we live and work.