ANZBAI Mumbai is a non-profit organization, which supports the local community by giving donations to registered charities on an annual basis. Through our events and activities we raise funds to give back to those less fortunate in the new city that we now call home. ANZBAI looks to support grassroots initiatives that make a big difference to people’s lives, and are run by passionate, dedicated people. We review NGO applications for funds on an annual basis and distribute funds to worthy causes at a ceremony where our members can interact with, and learn more about the work of these NGOs.
Some of the worthwhile organisations we have supported include:
St Jude’s Childcare Centre
St. Jude with its centres in different cities provides free of cost housing for these children and their parents, along with free nutritional support, transportation services to take these children to the hospital, counseling services as well as activities such as ‘art-based therapy’ to keep them engaged and motivated during their time away from the hospital. Our goal is to create a “home away from home” for these children, by providing them with the physical and emotional necessities that will give them a better chance of beating Cancer. In March 2012 we have extended to Kolkata and opened our first Centre there. We have plans to open Centres in other cities alongside hospitals which provide quality treatment.
Brett Lee’s Mewsic Foundation
Anzbai supported the provision of Music Therapy to the Parel Centre in collaboration with Brett Lee’s Mewsic Foundation www.mewsic.in
Jan Vikas Society
The Jan Vikas Society (JVS) is a charitable trust commited to the care and develpment of street-children and rag pickers. Working with and for street children towards a better present and a brighter future in a more just, equitable and humane society is imprinted as the vision of the Jan Vikas Society, whose mission is stated as “rescue, redress, rehabilitation through empowerment and self reliance, geneated by awareness and achievement, made possible by legal assistance and capacity building, in co-ordination with competent authorities and networking with specialised agencies”. The Society aims not only at the welfare of the underprivileged children but also lays emphasis on identifying and developing the innate potentialities of each child and assisting them to stand on their own feet.
Seva Sadan Society
Seva Sadan Society is a social service institution founded in 1908 for the upliftment of underprivileged girls and women in Mumbai, India. The Institution provides shelter, education, vocational training, and employment opportunities to make these girls and women self-sufficient and to lead dignified lives.
Womens India Trust
The Womens India Trust (WIT) was initially established in 1968 to teach underprivileged and unskilled women to stitch sari petticoats. Since then the nature of activities has evolved with the changing needs of society, but as an organisation, WIT has remained women-centred and continues to help less fortunate women secure a better future. WIT remains dedicated to the original aims of its founder, Kamila Tyabji: to help women to help themselves; to encourage woment from less privileged backgrounds to acquire new skills; to give them the self confidence and self esteem required to earn by their own industry and intiative; to enable them to carry this newly discovered skill and confidence into the wider world as well as within the framework of WIT.
Tata Memorial Centre ~ Service, Research, Education
Originally commissioned in 1941 by the Dorabji Tata Trust, the organisation evolved over time to become the Indian Cancer Research Centre, established as a pioneer research institute for basic research – later called the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). In 1957 the Ministry of Health took over the Tata Memorial Hospital. The transfer of the administrative control of the Tata Memorial Centre (Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research Institute) to the Department of Atomic Energy in 1962 was the next major milestone. The Tata Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute merged as the two arms of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in 1966 as a classic example of private philanthropy augmented by Government support with a mandate for Service, Education & Research in Cancer.