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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Fundraising Dinner, 20 November 2014: The girls with A/Prof Charlie Teo, Genevieve Teo, Lucy and Rob Kelly. From L to R: Lynn Niselow, Natanya Eskin, Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Chalmers and Lauren Fink.

All our profits go to charity. ALL!! Since our first book was published in 2011, we have made donations or enabled funds to be raised through book sales and/or other events to the following organisations:


WIZO is an international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare of all sectors of Israeli society and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and the Diaspora. WIZO enriches the lives of children and youngsters in Day Care centres and schools, provides a framework for youth in its network of youth clubs and one-on-one assistance for teenage girls in distress and victims of domestic violence. who obtain psychological counselling, rehabilitative care and legal assistance. 


OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. This excess food is distributed to charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane. OzHarvest was founded in Sydney, November 2004.

Children’s Medical Research Institute

CMRI conducts fundamental (meaning fundamentally important) medical and biological research which helps to create a future without serious childhood diseases.

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is driving the national research agenda for brain cancer. As the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia, the Foundation mobilises communities, advocates to government and raises awareness. Their mission is bold: to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years. Together through a co-ordinated effort between research, patients, government and community they believe they will succeed.

The Sydney Jewish Museum

The Sydney Jewish Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust so that these events will never be repeated.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Through a continued commitment to excellence, innovation and compassion, Peter Mac has grown from humble beginnings with just a handful of staff in a one-room clinic, to over 2,500 staff at five sites across Victoria. In the words of Sir Peter MacCallum, ‘Nothing but the best is good enough for the treatment of cancer’. This sense of purpose and commitment to making life better for people with cancer, their families and carers, continues today at Peter Mac.

National Gallery of Victoria Womens’ Association

Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public art gallery. The purpose of the NGV Women’s Association (NGVWA) is to support the interests of the National Gallery of Victoria.  This is largely through the funding of works of art for the collections held by the NGV and through a travel scholarship for NGV curators.  The financial assistance to the NGV is fundamental to the Women’s Association’s purpose, however the NGVWA extends its role by bringing people into the NGV and by fostering a more general interest in the arts. Funds are raised through an annual program of interesting and entertaining events. Each event is designed to attract people from varied backgrounds and with different interests. Such events include lectures, seminars, visits to regional galleries, opportunities to study garden history and design and events of a more social character with an arts based theme.

Education Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

The Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute is committed to providing a rich learning experience for children and young people so that their journey as learners continues in hospital. They aim to make the transition from hospital back to school or kindergarten as seamless as possible by keeping students connected to their regular learning environment and their peers.

Mudgeeraba Special School

Mudgeeraba Special School is a state school for special students with a diagnosed intellectual impairment and secondary impairments including vision, hearing, physical and Autism disorders. The school prides itself on relationships as being the key to each child achieving our vision of “Happiness through Achievement”.

Queensland Jewish Community Services 

QJCS is an independent community base organisation for all members of the Jewish community. Its aim is the provision of welfare services for people in Queensland and Northern NSW. The needs of clients are the paramount factor in determining assistance.

ACCESS Inc, Melbourne

Access Inc is an independent not for profit organization which works to help people with disability achieve their life goals.  They do this running a range of innovative and cutting edge programs & activities designed to enrich the lives of its members and the community.

Mount Sinai College, Maroubra

Mount Sinai College strives to develop the full potential of every child – intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, physical and creative –  through child-centred learning experiences. The College is a modern Orthodox Jewish Day School from preschool to Year 6. Mount Sinai  promotes a disciplined and collaborative teaching community. Blending the best of their Australian and Jewish heritage and fostering a love of Israel, their nurturing family environment seeks to instil social and ethical values in each child and to develop respect for self and others.


ONE80TC is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1977 to provide long-term residential treatment and rehabilitation services for young men (aged 18-35) wanting to overcome addiction and other life controlling issues.

Children Healthcare Women

An association of Canadian women dedicated to the support of health, social welfare and educational programs in Israel, and to the enrichment of Jewish life in Canada.

WIZO Sth Africa

The Premier Jewish Women’s Organisation in South Africa that empowers women to identify with Israel through education and commitment to their beneficiaries.

Sydney Story Factory

The Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre for children. Volunteer tutors offer free help to tell stories of all kinds. Programs are targeted at disadvantaged children, especially those from indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds, but are open to all. Sydney Story Factory programs are project-based, and every child walks away with a published piece of work.


Mini-Mos, the longest running community event in Australia, is organized almost entirely by volunteers from Mosman Public School and is the major fundraising event each year for the school. However, the event has traditionally supported two charities in addition to the school. Starlight Children’s Foundation and Giant Steps are also beneficiaries of this wonderful community event.

Many Various Prize Donations

We have happily donated books and/or MMCC kitchen essentials for use as gifts, prizes or raffle items to the following to help them raise funds: Wesley College Melbourne, Shalom College Sydney, Ascham School Sydney, Giant Steps Sydney, WIZO Australia, National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association, Mini-MOS, Network (Sydney)Moriah College, Smile Foundation, Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea, Shalom Baby, PJ LIbrary, Mum for Mum, Brunswick Kinder Fete, Bialik College Melbourne and many more.