A Wagga woman is making the most of the season of giving by donating to help drought-stricken families.
Courtney Smith came across the 'Bottles for the Bush' campaign, which uses the state's Return and Earn system to donate money to farmers across the state.
"I was sitting at home watching television and saw all the bushfires and droughts impacting everyone at the moment, and I just thought surely there's something else I can do to help," Miss Smith said.
"I jumped on Google and found the Bottles for the Bush campaign run through Rural Aid and thought it was a fantastic idea."
Miss Smith works at a Wagga KFC - and that was where she began her mission to help.
"We started off having the staff on board where I work, just with what we drink throughout the day, but then I thought why not get the community involved," she said.
"People like to help at Christmas time and we do all tend to have a few more drinks and bottles lying around from parties."
The community support so far was "incredible", according to Miss Smith.
"Yesterday we made $45, we've already had about $25 just now and still have a few more bags to put through so I think we'll end up with around $80 after today.
"We were aiming for $100, but with everyone getting on board it's looking to be more."
With donations going towards things like hay, food, water and diesel, Miss Smith said she is happy to collect peoples bottles around the city to save them a trip. She can be contacted on email@example.com.
The Return and Earn machines have an option to donate onsite too.