Gifts of Hope

LifeHouse Church is helping to bring hope to 100’s of families this Christmas by partnering with two amazing organisations

Each year LifeHouse Church partners with a community organisation to bring joy to families, children and young people that are dealing with challenging financial and emotional circumstances.

We are helping to bring hope to 100’s of struggling families by providing them with a gift on Christmas morning. You can contribute by buying a gift or gift card and bringing it to any LifeHouse campus by December 16th.

Berry Street

Berry Street has been supporting Victorian children and families since 1877. They work with children, young people and families with the most challenging and complex needs. These children and young people have often suffered great distress and significant harm growing up in families where violence, neglect, abuse, trauma and poverty have prevented them from having a good childhood. Every year, Berry Street aims to bring joy to the vulnerable children and young people in their care by providing them with a gift of their own on Christmas morning.

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Since its inception in 1969, Doncare has strived to provide services to meet needs of the young as well as the elderly, by providing services which enhances quality of life for the citizens of Manningham. They offer counselling, information and emergency relief, family services, social support and domestic violence advocacy and support.

More information on the great work being done by Doncare can be found online at

Here's How It Works

Buy A Gift

Using the guidelines on this page, purchase your gift or voucher (no more than $30)

Bring to Church

Bring your wrapped gift to church and head to the Christmas tree in the foyer.

Select A Tag

Pick a gift tag from the Christmas located in the foyer and mark down details

Closing date is Sunday 16th December

Grab a Gifts of Hope tag from the tree in the foyer!

Gift Suggestions

Please note no aerosol cans, pretend play weapons (nerf guns, army characters, etc), breakable china or glass or food. Avoid battery operated toys.

0-2 Year Olds

  • Duplo or blocks
  • Bright & Colourful balls
  • Educational Toys
  • Wooden toys or dolls
  • Construction toys
  • Playsets
  • Board Books
  • Pull along toys

3-5 Year Olds

  • Educational Toys
  • Memory Games
  • Kitchen Play Toys
  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Craft Kits
  • Dress Up
  • Story Books
  • Dinosaurs & Farm Sets

6-10 Year Olds

  • Science Kits
  • Sports Gear
  • Beading Kits
  • Drink Bottles
  • Sports Clothing
  • Art Equipment
  • Board Games
  • Lego

11-16 Year Olds

  • Backpacks
  • Beach Gear
  • Baseball Caps
  • Card Games
  • Art & Craft Supplies
  • Diaries & Journals
  • Doona Covers (single)
  • Gift Vouchers up to $25

16+ Year Olds

  • Sports Bag or Backpack
  • Smuggle or Typo Goods
  • Gift Vouchers up to $30
  • Camping Gear
  • Sport Branded Items
  • Street Branded Items
  • Surf Branded Items

Family Packs

  • Soap & Body Wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Washing Powder
  • Hand Cream
  • Bags or Cans of Pet Food
  • Stain Remover for Clothes