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  • 18 Feb 2024 12:05 AM | Anonymous

    Our final countdown has begun, with only a couple of weeks to go until the ANZA Grand Charity Ball 2024.

    Presented by Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, and supported by our exclusive travel partner Dakila Prime Travel & Tours, our ANZA  Moonshine in Manila event takes place on 2 March at New World Makati Hotel.

    Our wonderful evening includes a three-course dinner, free flow bar and entertainment, and is for a good cause as we raise money for ANZA's charity of the year, Tiny Blessings.

    If you are coming to the social event of the year, please bring lots of cash for our raffle, a live auction, a silent auction and for our pledge envelopes.

    For those that aren't able to make it on the night, you can also donate to Tiny Blessings by buying raffle tickets NOW! Prizes include luxurious resort stays, rejuvenating hair makeovers, gift cards to your favourite restaurants, and a variety of other exciting prizes!

    If you can't make the event, and you would like to make a pledge, you can also do that online.

    Below gives you a guide as to how your money can be used to help Tiny Blessings.

  • 23 Dec 2023 12:03 AM | Anonymous

    Some of you may recall that ANZA was selling Christmas cards designed from artwork produced by the children from Tiny Blessings, the charity that ANZA is supporting this year.

    As a result of your generosity, 30,000 Php was raised as we sold all of the cards. This meant that we were able to provide food hampers for 30 children who attend Tiny Blessings for daily school or tutoring.

    At the beginning of December, Kyle from Tiny Blessings, some of the  ANZA committee members and ANZA volunteers, visited the streets of Makati, home to these children and their families, to hand out the food.

    Thank you, your generosity made a real impact on their lives this festive period.

  • 22 Dec 2023 12:01 AM | Anonymous


    To all of our wonderful ANZA members and supporters who have supported our annual Christmas Present Appeal.

    A combination of donated presents and money, meant that after some of our charity volunteers went shopping, an amazing almost 200 gifts were delivered to the patients at the National Children's Hospital in Quezon City on Tuesday.

    Aysa, Bridget and Sue from our charities committee took the presents to the hospital on behalf of ANZA, and were able to brighten a rough time of year for some very sick children.

    As you can see from the photos, the presents were greatly appreciated! 

  • 30 Nov 2023 11:57 PM | Anonymous

    It's official! Following the amazing success of our first ANZA Ball since Covid in March this year, we have announced that ANZA's Grand Charity Ball 2024 will take place on 2 March at New World Makati and we have also announced our theme!

    The ball theme was revealed at the ANZA Family Christmas Party that happened in Forbes Park Pavilion in Makati at the end of November.

    The Family Christmas party...

    The joy of Christmas filled the air for the 150 people from 40 families who attended the ANZA Family Christmas party.

    It was an amazing turnout, with Santa, food and drink, entertainment for the children, singing and colouring!

    Thank you to all who supported and came along, and thank you also to the ANZA event team for a wonderful time, creating magical moments for everyone.

    Below are just a few highlights from the day!

    The ANZA Grand Charity Ball 2024...

    Amazingly, since we announced the ball theme at the end of November, we have already sold out of the early bird tickets!

    Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets, and are now looking forward to diving into the glamour of ANZA's Moonshine in Manila Speakeasy.  

    Our wonderful evening includes a three-course dinner, free flow bar & entertainment, and is for a good cause as we raise money for ANZA's charity of the year, Tiny Blessings.

    For those that haven't yet secured their spot, click on the link below to get your tickets now for an unforgettable night of elegance and excitement.

  • 30 Oct 2023 11:55 PM | Anonymous

    After the amazing success of our 'ANZA in Wonderland' Ball in March this year, members of our Ball Committee are busy planning ANZA's next ball for 2024!

    Saturday 2 March is the MUST SAVE date for what promises to be the most amazing social event in the ANZA calendar next year!

    Watch this space as more details about tickets, theme and venue are coming soon.

  • 30 Oct 2023 11:51 PM | Anonymous

    Our stunning ANZA Christmas cards are now on sale to raise money for our charity Tiny Blessings.

    For only 1000 pesos you get these 5 amazing cards designed from art work created by the children of Tiny Blessings.

    All proceeds go to Tiny Blessings Outreach Christmas projects, as we hope to provide gifts and hampers for children and their families this festive period.

    These will be on sale at the next ANZA coffee morning on Thursday 16 November (more details later in the newsletter), so make sure you come and grab yours then!

    Alternatively message us on the ANZA Members WhatsApp group, email Aysa and Bridget at or reach out to any member of the Executive Committee to find out how to get them.

  • 08 Sep 2023 11:42 PM | Anonymous

    ANZA Manila is delighted to have officially launched our new charity for the year at our Wine and Cheese event at Flat Planet, our ANZA home.

    Tiny Blessings is a charity that works with local partners in Manila to provide educational support, resources, and mentorship to street children, helping them to stay in school and achieve their full potential.

    The charity was set up by Kyle Javier, originally from San Diego, following a holiday to the Philippines. After seeing the poverty and harsh living conditions the street children of Makati were facing, he created a foundation to fund the basic needs of some of the children he met. 

    He has been running Tiny Blessings since 2018, and the foundation is funded by Kyle's family and friends in the US through individual sponsorship for the children and donations to help with bills such as rent and running costs.

    Some of the projects ANZA hope to help Kyle with include setting up a more suitable home in Makati, investment in literacy programs for their tutoring service, supporting ongoing school costs for the students and establishing some regular sporting activities for their community. 

    Kyle joined our ANZA Wine and Cheese event to talk about the charity, and explain that their mission is to bring 'tiny blessings' to the homeless children of Makati, aiming to instil love, light and confidence in them.

    The charity currently provides a home for 14 street children who do not have parents able to care for them. In addition to this they provide food, transport to school, a safe place to visit and tutoring to 40 more children who live on the streets of Makati with their parents.

    We look forward to updating you over the next year as to how the money raised will support the charity.

  • 24 Aug 2023 11:46 PM | Anonymous

    Our amazing High Tea in August raised a whopping 31,572 Php for The Sunshine Sewers.

    HUGE thanks to our wonderful host, ANZA Co-President Daisy and all the amazing attendees for making the event such a success.

    There was an amazing spread of sweet and savoury food, tea, coffee and mimosas. 

    We also need to say a heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsors who donated the fantastic raffle prizes. @beautiquemd @bachacoffee @kulturafilipino @donrevyph @thedailyknead_ @risenationph your support helped us raise an amazing amount of money for The Sunshine Sewers.

    Members of our Sunshine Sewers also bought some of their handmade items to the event to sell.

    If you would like to put your needlework skills to good use, whether that's machine sewing, hand sewing, crochet or knitting, please email and join the Sunshine Sewers.

  • 22 Jul 2023 11:34 PM | Anonymous

    Whilst Childreamers was our main charity that we have fundraised for over the past 12 months, our Summer Soiree at Flat Planet raised 30,000 Php which we are sharing equally between some of our longstanding charities.

    Cash donations of 7,500 Php will be made this month each to City Gates Christian centre, The National Children’s Hospital and Roots of Health Women’s and Youth centre.

    The 7,500 Php that we had for Jose Fabella Maternity Memorial hospital, has been added to money raised at our recent June Brunch and our July coffee morning.

    We have done this because on our last visit to the hospital in May, with donations of newborn nappies for 24 new mothers, we were made aware of how we could help further.

    The hospital has a current shortage of infant eye shields for babies undergoing phototherapy which are crucial to protecting their developing eyesight. They also need Kangaroo wraps, which are used to promote vital skin to skin contact for these premature babies and provide a safe cocoon for the new mothers to use.

    We are thrilled that due to our members' generosity at these recent events, we have purchased 150 wraps and 100 eye shields for the hospital.

    The Sunshine Sewers group also continues their handy work and have been creating soft toys, pillowcases, patchwork blankets and toiletry pouches for the children’s hospital.

    Our High Tea event in August (see more information below) will be all about the group and will be raising some much-needed funds for them to continue their work. Please, we’d love you to come along and show your support.

    Meanwhile, we are now finishing the selection process for ANZA’s major charity for 2023/24. Thank you so much to our members who so generously give both their time and money making it possible for us to be able to help all of these charities and organisations.

  • 22 Jul 2023 11:27 PM | Anonymous

    ANZA Manila has moved to Flat Planet WorkSpace for it's virtual business address here in the Philippines.

    A proudly Australian-owned Premium Hybrid Workspace, right in the heart of Makati Central Business District, Flat Planet is a premium Workforce Solutions Provider that has been part of the Philippines’ Makati Business Community for more than 13 years.

    In 2023, they launched Flat Planet WorkSpace, offering premium amenities and an exquisitely designed fit-out to give the Community access to the future of office space.

    Flat Planet says: "Flat Planet is happy to support ANZA Manila in their effort to connect everyone, provide opportunities for members to work with local charities, and promote businesses. The same goes for those looking into finding an event venue, a place for their staff to work, meeting rooms to rent, a virtual address for business registration, and much more.

    The benefits of signing with Flat Planet WorkSpace is the access to its Community of like-minded people, free-flowing Barista coffee, high-speed internet, premium Makati CBD address, exclusive perks, events, and more. Enjoy these premium services for one simple price. Daily walk-ins and Monthly Memberships are available.

    To get in touch with Flat Planet WorkSpace’s Community Team, please visit or reach +(63) 998-846-2126. Or better yet, pop in and have a look – located at the 2nd Level of Republic Glass Building, 196 Salcedo, Makati City, it’s the perfect location for your next event! Feel free to check-out their socials as well! (@flatplanetworkspace on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)."

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