Following last year's great success, Foothills Community Care again invites you to partner with them this Christmas by hosting your very own Reverse Advent Calendar.

What is a Reverse Advent Calendar?

Unlike a regular Advent Calendar where the focus is on receiving a treat every day, the Reverse Advent Calendar takes the focus off receiving and places the focus on giving. A Reverse Advent Calendar begins as an empty box or bag. For 25 days during November, you place one item into the box each day (non-perishable food, toiletries, Christmas treat). See our suggested list below.

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

Our Reverse Advent Calendar can be done by individuals at home, families, or in the workplace.

For more inspiration, please see the calendar below, or to have a copy of your own to work from Download our Calendar here.

Why not invite your friends to be part of this as well, as we care for others this Christmas

To make a donation

Direct Bank Deposit:
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000 / Account Number: 164 860 926
Account Name: Foothills Community Care Inc.

If you would like a receipt for your direct bank donation please email us with your details to allow us to process it.


Secure Online Donation

Hampers can be dropped off at the following locations
from November 15th :

Upwey Community Bendigo Bank
30 Main Street, Upwey
Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm

Ferntree Gully Community Bendigo Bank
67 Station St Ferntree Gully
Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm

Rowville Community Bendigo Bank
Shop G7 The Corner, 1090 Wellington Road Rowville
Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm

Here and There Makers
(new address) Shop 21 & 22 Upper Level, The Boronia Mall, 50 Dorset Square, Boronia
Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm

OBrien Real Estate
Shop 4/1563 Burwood Hwy, Tecoma
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Upwey Baptist Church
21 Darling Ave Upwey
Monday 1-3pm and Thursday 9am-2pm

Ferntree Gully Guide Hall
152 Underwood Rd Ferntree Gully
Wednesday 2-3.30pm

Or contact us for more information or another drop off arrangement: