Corrimal's Rhonda Lowe was left feeling "heartbroken" when she saw how dry the conditions were on the land while travelling around Australia.
So when she came across a charity group, Ladies of the Land NSW on Facebook, she did not hesitate to put up her hand and offer her home as a collection drop off point for care packages to be given to farmers before Christmas.
But Mrs Lowe never thought she would collect 767 boxes.
"I initially wanted to donate $50 but the organisers said they wanted pamper boxes and no one was collecting them in Wollongong," she said.
Mrs Lowe originally thought she would only get about 50 boxes but has been blown away by the response from the community.
"I am so proud of the men and women of the Illawarra. They are amazing," she said.
People were encouraged to include a note of encouragement, craft project, pampering toiletries, candle, chocolates, sweet treats, jewellery, magazines, books and more in their boxes.
Then they were told to wrap the boxes in newspaper as it is better for the environment.
Mrs Lowe quickly realised she needed to hire a van to transport the boxes but instead, First Choice Couriers and Midstate Freight donated their services to take the boxes to Orange.
The charity organisers will use the NSW Department of Primary Industries Combined Drought Indicator Map and a list of recipients collated by Country Women's Association chapters to help guide the distribution of the pamper boxes.
Mrs Lowe and her husband tried to stay in towns to support the community when travelling in a motorhome and was shocked to see cattle as skin and bones and creeks completely dry.
Residents can donate boxes to other drop off points in the Illawarra.
For details, visit Ladies of the Land NSW Facebook page.