Share your goodwill this holiday season

27 Nov 2020
Healthy Community

With the festive season now upon us, we have the opportunity to help families in our community who are experiencing hardship and who might have been doing it extra tough this year. The festive season is a great time to show how much you care.

Make a Donation

For families who celebrate Christmas, it can be an expensive time. However, there are many people in our community 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?

Local organisations that support Manningham residents include:

  • Doncare
  • Manningham Christian Centre – CareNet
  • Vantage Point Church
  • LinC Manningham

These organisations also welcome donations of gift cards or cash.

Victorian support organisations include:

  • Red Cross
  • Anglicare
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • Sacred Heart Mission
  • The Salvation Army
  • Starlight Foundation
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • The Smith Family
  • Wesley Mission
  • UnitingCare

Don’t forget our furry friends too by giving to rescue organisations such as the RSPCA.

Local Doncare Wishing Trees

Every December, Doncare gives families experiencing hardship the opportunity to choose presents for their children so that every child in Manningham can enjoy the spirit of Christmas.

Can you donate a gift card or a toy this year? Doncare’s Christmas Wishing Trees are located at Manningham Civic Centre, Aquarena, Myer Doncaster, Bulleen Plaza, The Pines Shopping Centre and North Blackburn Square.

You can also deliver donations of cash, gift cards, new toys or non-perishable food items directly to Doncare at Suite 4, Level 1, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. Or to donate securely online visit the Doncare website.

Volunteer your time

If you’d prefer to give your time to people in need, Eastern Volunteers is the local volunteer provider for Manningham – and they are always seeking volunteers of all ages and abilities. To find out more visit the Eastern Volunteers website, call 9870 7822 or email