CABRAMATTA'S Harrington Street Public School and Cabra-Vale Diggers Cobras Football Club at Edensor Park have joined forces to do their bit for those who've suffered through the recent devastating bushfires.
The club and school is co-ordinating supplies for those forced to flee their homes.
Last Sunday, the club held a fund raiser — collecting clothes, shoes, blankets, towels, pillows and toiletries for the bushfire victims, while the pupils spent the week collecting non-perishable food.
Harrington Street Public School parent Susan Punch, who helped organise both events, said the children donated the equivalent of at least a month's supply of food for one household.
"We've got hundreds of boxes of donated goods including cereal, baby food and bathroom stuff," she said.
"I'm so proud of the school. Everyone has really done well."
Ms Punch said she travelled to Springwood last weekend to deliver a trailer and car filled with items donated from last Sunday's event. She was overwhelmed by the amount of donated goods that had already been handed to the Salvation Army.
"It was amazing," she said. "People were brought to tears because they had lost everything."
Ms Punch said she decided to get involved to show those in need that the rest of the community cared.
Her friend Sue Hogan, who also helped to organise both events, said she had friends in the State Emergency Service who were based in the Blue Mountains battling the bushfires.
"They told us what the families up there needed so we're doing our bit to help them," she said.
"It's really shocking to see the people that have lost everything. It just breaks your heart."
The Cabra-Vale Diggers Cobras Football Club have organised a fund-raiser at Cabra-Vale Diggers Club next month.
"The club is putting on a fete and providing the entertainment, drinks and face-painting to help raise funds," Mrs Hogan said.
"Hopefully we can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars on the day."
The event will take place on November 16 from 11am to 3pm.
Details: Call the club on 9727 3600.