The barrage of 'back to school' messages played between bushfire coverage birthed an idea in Joshua Celi and Kyle Bryant at Kooringal High School.
"A week and a half ago, we were talking about the devastating situation, and as public educators we thought, how can we help," said Mr Celi, who is a teacher at the school.
With the help of 30 other staff members and schools in Narranderra, Junee, Temora, and Leeton, the school has filled 700 backpacks with supplies.
"Inside is everything they will need for their first day of school," said Mr Bryant, the principal at Kooringal High School.
"We'll deliver them to schools all over the region, wherever it's needed."
Mr Celi said he has been heartened to see the wealth of support delivered by businesses and individuals in the past week.
"It's not surprising, but it is humbling that people have come onboard with this idea," Mr Celi said.
"We didn't think we'd get the amount we've got, people have just been turning up, asking 'what do you need' and then coming back with boxes of it."