With the festive season fast approaching, we have the opportunity to help families in our community who are experiencing hardship.
A Doncare Wishing Tree has been set up in the foyer of the Manningham Civic Centre where you can donate toys and gift cards for children and young people.
Gifts donated through the Wishing Tree will be part of Doncare’s pop-up Christmas shop, which allows local families experiencing hardship to choose Christmas toys for their children
You can get involved in three easy steps:
- Collect a gift tag from the Wishing Tree
- Purchase a gift for a child or gift voucher for a teenager
- Return your gift with gift tag attached to Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster by Monday 16 December.
Donations of non-perishable food items are also welcome. Find out more.
Other ways you can help
For families who celebrate Christmas, it can be an expensive time. There are many people who can’t afford to buy enough food, let alone gifts for their children.
Why not donate to an organisation that distributes gifts and food to people in need? Organisations include:
- Melbourne City Mission
- Sacred Heart Mission
- The Salvation Army
- St Vincent de Paul
- The Smith Family
- Uniting Care
- Local churches and service clubs
Don’t forget our furry friends too by giving to rescue organisations such as the RSPCA or the Lost Dogs' Home.
Send your good tidings to those doing it tough this Christmas. The festive season is a great time to get involved and show how much you care.