Embrace the festive cheer and help families doing it tough in Manningham at Christmas time. Hundreds of individuals and families give to children less fortunate by donating at Doncare’s Wishing Trees. Donated gifts form part of Doncare’s pop up Christmas shop to give families experiencing hardship the opportunity to choose toys for their children for Christmas.
How has the COVID pandemic affected those less fortunate? Join us as we hear from Sarah Cromie, who joined the St Vincent de Paul Society as Soup Van Operations Manager for Victoria right when the pandemic started. Since joining Vinnies, Sarah has had to pivot the Soup Van program to meet COVID-19 restrictions whilst ensuring food security for our friends on the street, in towers, boarding houses, caravan parks and other insecure accommodation.