Werris Creek and Quirindi's CWA ladies have been busy bees giving donations to those in need during the ongoing drought.
Quirindi CWA's drought relief fund has seen hundreds of thousands of dollars distributed to local farmers and towns people.
Branch secretary Colleen Wills said this money had been spent and issued in various ways, including care packages, gifts for Christmas, water, and vouchers for food and fuel.
"We're flat out, it's been a very busy time with the material things like kids toys, and hampers, we take what we've been given to us but it's all very time consuming," Mrs Wills said.
"We try to stretch the dollar as far as you can and do the best for people which isn't always easy at times but we just keep trying."
Mrs Wills said since August 2018 the branch has dealt with more than $300,000 in cash, which has been put back into the local economy.
"We try to support the businesses in the little towns where we can, taking the elderly out for morning teas and lunches, and it all brings money back into the town because it keeps skills in town and keeps people in work which is vital in small country towns," she said.
That's what CWA is all about, working for those in need.Werris Creek CWA branch secretary Pauline McCulloch
Meanwhile, at the Werris Creek CWA, secretary Pauline McCulloch has been busy passing donated hampers onto locals in the small town.
Residents of The Cove Village, an over 55s village in Newcastle, called the CWA branch and asked if they would like the handmade hampers, which Ms McCulloch said was "absolutely marvellous".
"They came up last Friday ... and they delivered a trailer load [and] two car loads. [People] are beyond grateful," she said.
"I just feel humble ... to see their faces when they get them, it's gratifying and that's what CWA is all about, working for those in need."
Littlies at the University of Newcastle's preschool also lended a hand with donations. A staff member had each child put their handprint on a brown paper bag filled with goodies to pass onto the children of Werris Creek and District Preschool.
"There was a box full of them with ... popcorn and Cheezels and chips and Santa Claus Christmas stockings and they gave the preschool $200 as well as that," Ms McCulloch said.