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. We know many caring people who want to help.
We are ordinary people doing ordinary things and making an extraordinary difference in our community.
Our network of churches works with service agencies to support the Manningham community.
Referrals can be made to the LinC office by health professionals, social workers, day centres, families or individuals. Needs are assessed by our LinC Manningham Referral Centre (see below).
Trained volunteers from local churches are called on to assist where appropriate.
- Manningham Uniting Church
- East Doncaster Baptist Church
- Templestowe Baptist Church
- Pathway Baptist Church
- Deep Creek Anglican Church
- Donvale Presbyterian Church
Who do we support?
We support people in the Manningham community with needs, particularly:
- single parents
- families in need
- people living alone
- young people
- the elderly
- people with disabilities
- families affected by domestic violence
Confidentiality is assured.
Transport – We offer transport for those who have difficulty getting to medical appointments when we have volunteers available. A donation would be appreciated.
Emergency food – We offer a fortnightly food hamper to those in need (assessed by our staff) for a period of three months. These include items selected by our clients from our pantry of donated foods (also fresh vegetables when available) and a voucher from a local supermarket.
LinC CALL – We reach out to build enduring friendships with lonely neighbours who feel isolated from the community. Trained volunteers offer friendship and support through weekly phone/online contact with matched neighbours.
It’s a simple, but very valuable service, providing human connection and friendship.
How you can help
We gratefully accept donations from local organisations and members of our community who want to help us have an impact.
Contact Us for our bank details if you would like to make a donation.
Food donations can be made at our drop off point at the rear of Pathway Baptist Church, 41 Marcus Road, Lower Templestowe VIC 3107.
LinC Manningham Referral Centre
Monday 9am – 12pm, Thursday 9am – 12 pm
Thank you to our major Manningham supporters: