Community Christmas

Give a little. Help a lot. Calling for toys and food hampers to support local families this Christmas.

Community Christmas

By admin October 13, 2021

2021 has been another hard 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.


9 – 5pm, Monday 8 November – Wednesday 1 December

What can I donate?

Vouchers are a wonderful gift that allow families the flexibility to buy what they need. In relation to other goods, due to the unpredictability of COVID, please provide 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!)

  • Multi-Retailer Gift Card from Woolies / Coles / Aldi etc

Adult Home Gift Card

  • Multi-Retailer Gift Card from Woolies / Coles / Aldi etc
Please DO NOT wrap gifts. This allows us to allocate gifts appropriately.
Please send an email to communityengagement@familylife.com.au or call us on 03 85995433 to let us know if you’d like to support local families and what you would like to donate.
We request that donations are received by 1st December to allow time for delivery in time for Christmas.
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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