Do you want to make a difference in the lives of another family this Christmas?

Foothills Community Care invites you to partner with us 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

Please register your Reverse Calendar HERE


Help us with a Secure Online 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.


Hampers can be dropped off at the following locations
no later than Saturday 16th December:

Mountain Gate Community Op Shop
Shop 51, 1880 Ferntree Gully Road, Ferntree Gully
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm

Upwey Community Bendigo Bank
30 Main Street, Upwey
Monday - Friday 9.30am-4pm,

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

OBrien Real Estate
Shop 4/1563 Burwood Hwy, Tecoma
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 12noon

Upwey Baptist Church
21 Darling Ave Upwey
Monday 11am-4pm and Thursday 9am-2pm

Ferntree Gully Guide Hall
152 Underwood Rd Ferntree Gully
Wednesday 1.30pm -4.30pm

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