A few items of clothing quickly turned into more than 600 kilograms worth of donations to be delivered to victims of the recent bushfires.
South Nowra business owner Ken Davies put the call out for donations to give to those who lost their homes in the Mid North Coast fires and said he's been inundated.
"We're absolutely overwhelmed by the response," he said.
"I put the call out 10 days ago and people have been so generous."
Ken and his wife, along with family and friends, have been sorting through all the donations and packaged around 50 boxes to be sent up the coast this weekend.
They'll be distributed by BlazeAid, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters.
While headed to its base in Taree, the donations will also be sent further afield to farmers struggling in the drought.
Along with donations of clothing, shoes, linen and bags, Ken said they also received $200 with the directive to buy new baby clothes for families in need.
Ken thanked everyone who donated, local freight operator John Dunn who will take the boxes north, and Storage King for the many boxes.
"We just felt like we needed to do something," he said.
"When you're fleeing a fire the last thing you take with you is your clothes so we hope this helps."