Community Christmas

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Community Christmas

By admin November 17, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for everyone, and in particular for vulnerable families and children. Support our Community
Christmas Appeal by donating toys, food hampers or gift cards and spread Christmas joy to those who need it most.

Community Christmas

Community Christmas is an opportunity for you to support local vulnerable families this holiday season by taking part in our donation drive.
We will be collecting food hampers and gifts to deliver to families just in time for Christmas. We’d love your help to make this happen.


197 Bluff Road, Sandringham VIC 3191.


Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays from 17 November – 3 December.

What can I donate?

Due to the unpredictability of COVID, this year we are asking our community to provide specific donations in the form of complete hampers and individual toys. This will enable us to safely allocate complete packages to those in need.

Please see suggestions of acceptable hamper items and gifts on below.


Provide a complete hamper by filling a reusable shopping bag with a selection of these basic and seasonal food items:

  • Pasta/rice/noodle
  • Long life milk
  • Spreads (Vegemite, honey)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Fruit cake/mince pies
  • Chocolates/lollies
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet/savoury biscuits
  • Condiments (mustard/sauce)
  • Stock/stock cubes
  • Gravox/gravy
  • Chips/pretzels/popcorn
  • Cereal
  • Tea/coffee/milo
  • Muesli bars/snack bars
  • Canned legumes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Dried/canned fruit

All items to be non-perishable and not expired.

Option 2: TOYS / GIFT CARD

Toy or gift cards suggested valued between $20 – $50 for the following age groups:

Age 0 – 24 months

  • VTech Educational Toy
  • Block Pack
  • Walker
  • Activity Table

Age 2 – 4 years

  • Cooking Play Set
  • Crayons and Activity book
  • Pets Alive
  • Duplo

Age 5 – 7 years

  • Lego
  • Crayola/Craft/Painting Kits
  • Board Game
  • Fur Real Pet

Age 8 – 12 years and over

  • Board Game
  • Science / building kit
  • Sports equipment/set
  • Remote control pet/car

Age 13 – 17 years

  • Sports equipment eg. football
  • Body care / toiletry sets
  • Art supplies / stationery
  • Accessories eg. hat & sunglasses

Kids Gift Card (teens, too!)

  • Great for all ages, children through teens
  • Find out more about participating retailers and how to purchase, click on the Kids Gift Card

Adult Home Gift Card

Unwrapped and non gender specific toys preferred. Donations of large gift bags are also appreciated.

Please call for donation drop-off dates and times.

Ensure gifts are donated unwrapped so they can be allocated appropriately.

Please donate by 1st December to allow time for delivery in time for Christmas.

We would appreciate it if you could notify us of your intention to donate to Community Christmas so that we can plan appropriately. Please send an email to info@familylife.com.au or call us on 03 8599 5433 to let us know if you’d like to support local families and what you would like to donate.
It really will take a community to spread joy this Christmas. We encourage you to give a little and help a lot. Thank you for being part of our community.
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