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  • 25 Apr 2024 1:55 AM | Anonymous

    It's that time of year again! Members who haven't opted out will have received an email containing notice of the ANZA Manila Annual General Meeting.

    If you would like to attend in person we'd love to see you there, but if you can't we'd be grateful if you would send us a proxy form so we can ensure a quorum. The proxy form appoints the Chair of the Board of Trustees to vote on your behalf.

    AGM Registration and Proxy Form

    Please RSVP or send a proxy form (if you haven't recently completed one) by 1 May.

  • 25 Apr 2024 1:53 AM | Anonymous

    We're sure most of you will have heard about the fire in Tondo, affecting many at Childreamers, our official charity from last year.

    With donations from our ANZA community, our hard-working Charities team went shopping to buy blankets, bedding, mattresses, food, underwear, hygiene kits, diapers, towels, clothes and powdered milk. The volunteers then sorted and packed the shopping and donations, and Aysa, one of our Charities coordinators, visited Tondo several times.

    Aysa says: "I got to walk around the area to see where the fire started and all the other areas that got affected. I met some of the family members on the streets with a tent, and people are staying positive and hopeful!

    Remy and the team invited the residents of Tondo to visit Childreamers to pick up supplies they needed, and Remy expressed their sincere gratitude to everyone who has helped them out with donations they have been receiving. She said it was the first time someone had given them the things they needed to get by on a daily basis."

    Aysa adds: "I'm grateful to everyone who gave money and items to help the community, but most importantly, I'm thankful to all of our members who helped buying, organising, packing and delivering the donations."

  • 25 Apr 2024 1:51 AM | Anonymous

    Over the past few months our volunteers have been busy continuing to support Tiny Blessings.

    We are delighted that the food programme we have been able to sponsor as a result of the money raised at the ball started last week, allowing the children to have daily meals prepared on site for them.

    This means our weekly cook ups have come to an end. Many thanks to all our members who helped out with meal preparation and delievery to the families of Tiny Blessings over the past few months. 

    We have also been visiting Tiny Blessings as they have begun running their regular classes and we were able to join in story reading, singing and also observe the IXL computer tutoring program that ANZA have funded.

    Introducing below, our Tiny Blessings superheroes who have been funded for 12 months with profits from the ball.

    (Left to Right) Teacher Len, spreading joy and love wherever she goes; Social Worker Mark, providing unwavering support and stability to our little stars; and Teacher Marlyn, the newest addition that ANZA have brought to the team, overflowing with enthusiasm!

  • 25 Apr 2024 1:50 AM | Anonymous

    Whilst the Ball was obviously an opportunity to have an amazing time, it was also, importantly, to raise money to support Tiny Blessings, an amazing and remarkable charity that is changing lives every day.

    Based in Makati, the charity provides educational support, resources and mentorship to street children, helping them to stay in school and achieve their full potential.

    The Ball raised 2 million PHP through sponsorship, auctions and the raffle. This incredible amount will enable us to do a huge range of things:

  • 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.

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