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Christmas Help

Toys PhotoEach Christmas, Doncare works closely with other service providers to ensure that as many families as possible receive some Christmas cheer at this special time of year.

Christmas hampers and non-perishable food are donated to us by local service clubs, churches, Girl Guides, interest groups and individuals. In 2011 Doncare made the decision to replace hampers with supermarket gift cards to enable client families to make their own choices about the food they have for Christmas. Our staff and volunteers feel this practice is more in line with Doncare's values of respect and dignity. Cash donations can be made securely online by clicking on the box below or can be dropped off at the office, along with gift cards, toys and non perishable food.

Over the years, hundreds of hampers and toys have gone out to families who experience difficulties at this time of year.

At Christmas time, community members can donate toys at Wishing Trees located at  North Blackburn Shopping Centre and at the Pines branch of The Bank of Melbourne.