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Ways to Give

Whether it's with your time, your ideas, your expertise or your financial resources it all adds up to helping this community hub thrive, so we all can thrive.

“Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love, or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give."

Steve Goodier


Know that your money will be well spent, with a dedicated team of Core Staff, Committee of Management, Finances team and regular auditing ensuring it's used wisely with a high degree of transparency

In Person

Drop in Mon to Thurs

10am-3pm with your contribution

By Phone

We can take credit card donations over the phone

5682 1101


Super easy and you can do it any time


Give us even greater planning power with a regular donation

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We love having so many friendly faces from the community with us and know that everyone brings with them a huge range of skills and experience

For some the volunteer hours can count towards mutual obligation requirements 

Office Help

Welcome people in, answer the phone and help keep things organised


Monthly meetings with a diverse group to help guide our vision

Events & Raffles

Help us get out in the community to promote what we do and raise vital funds with raffles and street sales

In the Kitchen

Make up some frozen meals or help with the Community Lunch


Sometimes we need something dropped off but can't leave the office and your use of petrol is covered

Community Café

Be the friendly face that people need and use our modern coffee machine to really brighten someone's day

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" I love to cook and chat - so a day in The Lounge is so much fun!"


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"Flowers are my thing, so I decorate the tables every month for the Community Lunch"


"I love helping people and I enjoy being a part of this community"


Become a Sponsor


There are a number of programs that are made possible by sponsors, where ongoing support means we can really build our capacity to deliver services to strengthen and support our community.

Youth Group

Our Place is a weekly after-school youth group providing a safe space for young people aged 11-18 to socialise and share a meal. Funding is required for the group facilitator and catering.

$10,000 annually

Corner Inlet Family Learning Program - The Hub

Delivering health and wellbeing activities to parents onsite at local primary schools, this important program is currently supported by Toora and Foster Community Bank

$25,000 annually

Technology Club

Every Wednesday afternoon during school term Manna Gum provides free access to technology support in the Community Lounge. People can drop in and troubleshoot a range of issues with a staff member on their phones, tablets or laptops. Tablets are also available for short term loan to community members who want to 'try before they buy' or just want to practice their skills at home. 

$4,000 annually

Community Lunch

Monthly lunches are a highlight of the calendar, made possible by our major sponsor St Vincent de Paul


$4,000 annually

Emergency Relief

Supporting local people with food, petrol and pharmacy vouchers and referrals to other support services. This program is reliant on additional donations and volunteers to meet the needs of the community

Supported by Salvation Army, FareShare, FoodWorks, Foodbank Victoria and Project GreenPlot


Manna Gum hosts large and small events throughout the year to celebrate a range of themes such as diversity, culture and gender equity or to improve access to services and information

Enquire at the office about our current events calendar

Want to become a sponsor? Contact us

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