Elliot Brown walked into the Orange Tennis Centre smile on his face, box of his toys in hand.
The youngster was prepared to donate his box of toys to bushfire victims who've lost everything in the blazes sweeping the state, and became the latest of nearly 50 people in Orange who've donated food, water, clothing, toys, furniture and so much more to bushfire relief.
Jason Smith and Lioba Besgrove have been running a donation centre at the Orange Tennis Centre since early December, picking up donations through word of mouth and Facebook, and have been "overwhelmed" by the response.
The pair met doing drought relief work last year, and Mr Smith has only just returned from the last trip when he took food, clothes and blankets to Taylors Arm, north of Coffs Harbour, to find a corner of the tennis centre piled high with donations.
"It's incredible and very heartwarming," he said.
Talking to friends living at Taylors Arm inspired the pair to help.
"Two friends of mine live at Taylors Arm and just checking in with them, asking if they were okay," Mr Smith said.
"They spent a week at Maxwell Showground evacuated not knowing if they had a house to go back to and it's horrible.
"I thought we had to do something and it's incredible. I'm blown away."
There's no shortage of clothes at the Orange Tennis Centre, so the pair don't require more clothing donated, and Mrs Besgrove and Mr Smith said the important items at the moment were non-perishable foods, water and toiletries, however, they stressed they wouldn't turn away any donations.
"If people want to help you don't want to knock anything back," Mr Smith said.
"Normally when you evacuate you grab things like clothes but it can be the urgent stuff [we need], medical supplies, non-perishable food, dog food, which is something people don't really think of."
While the duo haven't decided where they'll be going on their next run - if it's to the south coast or returning to Taylors Arm after it was hit by fire a second time - but are welcoming more donations at the Orange Tennis Centre, with businesses such as Officeworks also looking to get onboard.
Call Mrs Besgrove on 0447 903 832 to organise a drop-off at the tennis centre.
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