Foothills Reverse Advent Calendar 2021

Message from Foothills Community Care

We hope to spread some extra cheer this Christmas with our Foothills Reverse Advent Calendar. The Reverse Advent Calendar is about giving instead of receiving. For 25 days during November, you place one item of non-perishable food, toiletries or a Christmas treat each day into an empty box or bag.

At the end of the month, your filled Reverse Advent Calendar is donated to Foothills, then distributed to people in our community who are in need of some special love and an extra hand up this Christmas.

We are able to receive these hampers up until 15 Dec. They can be dropped off at the Ferntree Gully Community Bendigo Bank or contact us to arrange a drop-off.

Ferntree Gully Christmas Lunch

This year Foothills Community Care will host their 20th annual Ferntree Gully Christmas Lunch. Like everything currently, this will be in a Covid-friendly way and will be held on Christmas Eve, December 24 at St John the Baptist Parish Hall, Ferntree Gully. Locals can book one of two sessions, either 10:15am-12:45pm or 1:30-4:00pm.

This is an opportunity for locals on their own to celebrate together, especially after another tough year. It will be a fully catered sit-down meal with all the Christmas trimmings, including entertainment and a visit from our Christmas angel. It is open to our community and especially those who have no one else to spend Christmas with.

Numbers are extremely limited and Covid safety conditions apply. Bookings are essential. To volunteer or to book for the lunch, please visit our website.

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