WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organisation, is a non-party 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 is recognised by the United Nations as a Non-Government Organisation, with consultative status on ECOSOC and UNICEF.
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. We began with one van and delivered 4,000 meals in our first month of operations.
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.
The Premier Jewish Women’s Organisation in South Africa that empowers women to identify with Israel through education and commitment to their beneficiaries.
Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public art gallery. The 150th birthday celebrations may be over for NGV, but the gifts keep coming for the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), with the announcement that the NGV was Australia’s most visited gallery and the 25th most visited art gallery in the world in 2011.
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. In addition, since 1963, the NGVWA has provided Encouragement Awards for promising students of the Victorian College of the Arts.
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.
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 celebrating 30 years in 2012. It 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), ZCNSW, Moriah College, Smile Foundation