Christmas Giving Tree

Christmas Giving Tree

Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) is supporting the CareNet Giving Tree and the work of LinC Manningham and would like to invite you to also support these projects by providing a gift for a child between the ages of 0-18yrs. This will help bring relief to families and care givers around the community.

Please return your unwrapped gift to the Christmas tree in the foyer at Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre, 109 Wood St, Templewstowe

Some gift suggestions to offer (but not limited to)

Please avoid gifts that rely on batteries to operate, due to the ongoing cost.

Babies and toddlers

  • Toys – rattles, plush/soft or bath toys
  • Building blocks or Duplo
  • Story or educational books

Children 3-8 years old

  • Outdoor games – frisbees, balls, cricket sets
  • Board and card games
  • Plush/soft toys, dolls, action figures
  • Building blocks or Lego
  • Story or colouring in books
  • Craft supplies – paint, pencils
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Dress up outfits and accessories

Children 9-14 years old

  • Board and card games
  • Reading and activity books
  • Fun stationery and stickers
  • Headphones or speakers


  • Books
  • Toiletries – Body lotions, soap
  • Accessories – headbands, jewellery, hats, scarves, wallets,
  • Handbags, backpacks, wallets or purses
  • Gift cards
  • Sports and fitness equipment – Basketball, Cricket set, Outdoor games
  • Headphones

Who is this project supporting?

Manningham Uniting Church partners with many community groups and this Giving Tree project is supporting CareNet and LinC Manningham

About CareNet

CareNet exists to increase food accessibility and the community’s capacity to overcome food insecurity. Since 2018, CareNet has innovated new ways to make food accessible to those experiencing food insecurity. They have done this by working together with other community groups, including MUC, to provide food relief from multiple locations, using a number of different models. The CareNet team works hard to provide food that is nutritious, culturally appropriate and generous.

About LinC Manningham

LinC Manningham Inc. connects volunteers from local churches with people in need. Many of these needs cannot be met by existing agencies through lack of resources. LinC knows many caring people who want to help and who are ordinary people doing ordinary things and making an extraordinary differences in our community. The network of churches, including MUC, works with service agencies to support the Manningham community. 

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact us via phone 9846 2012, email or drop into the offices upstairs at the centre between 10am and 4pm.