Christmas coffee cancelled

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Once again the CMCO extension in Kuala Lumpur has foiled our plans, and unfortunately MANZA’s Christmas coffee morning planned for Tuesday 21st December will not go ahead. The delicious red wine that was to be mulled for Christmas is now destined for sangria in January! We promise to reschedule a coffee morning as soon as we can in the new year.

If you can, please help us support regular MANZA charity, the Reading Room, by making a donation directly. Bank details are as follows:
Name: Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Kajang
Bank: CIMB
Acc No: 8600468573
Phone: +6012 628 0207
Email: [email protected]

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Help support local children this Christmas!

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MANZA has supported a number of charities over the past years and one of them is The Reading Room – located in Kajang.

The Reading Room focuses on caring for local children – aged between 7 and 17 years – before and after school whose parents work or are marginalised in caring for them in some way. Children receive tuition and a daily meal. More than 80 children receive these daily meals. Food costs alone for the centre run at more than RM1,500 per month and they desperately need ongoing assistance to provide these meals.

With Christmas in mind, and particularly with our Christmas Coffee Morning hopefully happening, on Tuesday 22nd December, we would very much appreciate donations of non-perishable foods brought along on the day that we can deliver to the Reading Room.

Just an idea of some of what they require includes:

  • Rice (Cap Rambutan)
  • Oil (Cap Sri Murni)
  • Sugar
  • Milo
  • Fernleaf milk powder
  • Babas fish and/or chicken curry powder
  • Sardines – big tins
  • Bee Hoon – big packets
  • Packets of dhaal

If you can’t make it to our coffee morning but would like to help support the Reading Room please get in touch. We thank you for your support!

2020 strikes again! Event postponed

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Due to the extension of the CMCO in Kuala Lumpur until 20th December, sadly MANZA’s Christmas coffee morning will be postponed. We plan to go ahead with this event on Tuesday 22nd December at 10am, all other details as per our original flyer. Please do get in touch if you’d like to attend!

Let’s spread some Christmas cheer!

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While the CMCO has severely limited MANZA’s activities in 2020, we are hopeful that we will be able to welcome you back to MANZA House on 10th December for a Christmas coffee morning. The MANZA committee will be providing some delicious Christmas treats (including mince pies!), along with tea, coffee, and mulled wine with wine generously donated by Asian Tigers. We will also raffle a lovely hamper kindly donated by Care Park.

You will all be aware how much charities across the country have struggled this year, and we would appreciate any donations of non-perishable food for MANZA-supported charity, the Reading Room.

To comply with SOPs we will require you to register your name and temperature on arrival at MANZA House, and wear masks. Numbers will be strictly limited so please RSVP your attendance to [email protected] (or here on Facebook). We understand that the CMCO may be extended and restrictions may change at any time. If required we will do our best to reschedule the coffee morning.

This event is a great opportunity to renew your membership or sign on as a member for 2021 – our special early bird membership fee of 200RM per family is available until 15th February. We look forward to seeing you soon!

RC Deaf Missions Malaysia needs Christmas blessing

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As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for everyone, and particularly for charities which rely entirely on donations to survive. One of MANZA’s regularly supported charities, RC Deaf Missions Malaysia, is struggling to sustain their 14 year mission of enhancing deaf livelihood.

Christmas charity bazaars which are normally organised by associations like MANZA to generate income have been cancelled this year. Therefore, RC Deaf Missions have taken this initiative to showcase all their in-house sewn merchandise on their website for you to shop safely and comfortably from your home.

Everything you see here is designed and made by talented deaf folks. We hope you will find them beautiful and worthy as gifts to yourself and your loved ones. Thank you for your orders. Your support means so much.http://www.rcdeafmissionsmalaysia.com/…/christmasblessing/

Christmas decorations on green background, with text "Christmas Blessing - an RCDM #stayhome online shopping initiative. 26 Oct - 16 Dec 2020. Free shipping for purchases RM125 and above. Thank you for being a blessing!"

You can still support Pink October!

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MANZA was sadly forced to postpone our annual Pink October morning tea due to the CMCO, but there is still time to support the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation and breast cancer survivors. We have some PRWF merchandise available for purchase – caps, socks, t-shirts (in quick dry fabric), keyrings, pins, and notepad and pens. If you would like to make a purchase and/or a donation – any amount helps! – please contact [email protected] and we will get back to you.

All funds raised will go to the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation, run entirely by breast cancer survivor volunteers. We appreciate all your support for this wonderful cause.

CMCO update

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As you will be aware, the government announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) effective midnight 14th October. In accordance with the CMCO, recreational and social activities are not allowed to take place between 14th and 27th October. MANZA House will therefore be closed to visitors, and all activities including Mahjong, Bridge, Craft group and coffee mornings will be postponed. Unfortunately our Pink October morning tea scheduled for 26th October will also be postponed. We hope to reschedule this event when restrictions ease and will still have merchandise available for purchase to support the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation.

We also hoped to share with you details of our low key, SOP-friendly Melbourne Cup function on November 3rd. However, due to the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 case numbers and the likelihood of restrictions being extended beyond the current timeframe, we feel it would not be in our members’ best interests to proceed with this event. The safety of our members and the broader community must always be our highest priority. We will resume our regular activities and special events as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your understanding. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

CMCO effective midnight 14 October

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The government has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) effective midnight 14th October. In accordance with the CMCO, recreational and social activities are not allowed to take place between 14th and 27th October. MANZA House will therefore be closed to visitors, and all activities including Mahjong, Bridge, Craft group and coffee mornings will be postponed. Unfortunately our Pink October morning tea will also be postponed. Thank you all for your understanding. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Pink October 2020

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Join us to raise money for breast cancer patients and survivors at our annual Pink October morning tea. As always strict SOPs will be in place – wear your mask, maintain distance and record temperature and contact details on arrival. Attendance will be limited to ensure proper distancing so please advise your attendance in comments below or by emailing [email protected].
Some fantastic Pink Ribbon merchandise is available for purchase on the day, or you can purchase from MANZA House at our Mahjong, Bridge and Craft sessions during the week. If you can’t make it to the morning tea but would like to make a donation or grab yourself a t-shirt, hat or pin, feel free to contact us to make an appointment at the House. We always appreciate the great support of our members for this wonderful cause.

Stay safe!

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In light of recent increases in COVID-19 cases across Malaysia, we would like to remind our members to continue following SOPs and keep yourselves and others safe – especially at MANZA! We plan to continue gathering for our regular weekly activities and other special events in the coming months, and the committee will do everything we can to stay safe at MANZA House.

When visiting MANZA House, please wear a mask, ensure you take your temperature and record your details on arrival, and wash your hands regularly. Keep a safe distance from others and avoid physical contact.

The MANZA committee and our partners at Malaysia Health Travel Council have decided to postpone the coffee morning and health talk scheduled for Monday 12th October. We will provide details of a new date for this event, as well as our Pink October coffee morning, as soon as possible.

Our weekly Mahjong, Bridge and Craft Groups will continue to meet at MANZA House. A reminder to all attendees that we have resumed collecting non-perishable food items for one of our charities, The Reading Room, and we appreciate any contributions you can bring when you attend these activities. Charities across Malaysia have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and any contributions we can make will make a huge difference.

Thank you all for your support!