It was a sewing working bee at Uniting AgeWell on Tuesday, with residents working to help injured wildlife.
A team of about 12 residents spent the day sewing 100 pouches for animals impacted by the bushfires on the mainland.
The company's lifestyle manager Maureen Donaldson knew the residents would want to help.
"We were talking about the plight of the animals," she said.
"And then we saw that there was a need for some of the rescue animals to have little pouches. We got in touch with this Facebook group they gave us the dimensions and since then we've been making them."
Making small and medium pouches, residents from the Newnham facility, Wesley Court and the village pitched in to help.
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It was Lorraine Davis' love for craft that made her want to help, even bringing her own sewing machine out for the efforts.
"It's as easy as anything," she said.
Ms Donaldson people outside the residents had also helped, with the chaplain's wife, and the fill-in chaplain too helping too.
"We're doing it so that we feel that we are contributing to the well being of society," she said.
"Even though we might be an older generation, we can still do a little thing that might help."
She said a "great" amount of people had been willing to help contribute fabrics.
The organisation's chaplain Ian Wheeler has just returned from volunteering with the Tasmania Fire Service at the fires.
He has been volunteering for 13 years, and was thankful his company gave him a week off to help the mainland firefighters have a rest.
He said the NSW communities who receive the pouches would be thankful.
"The residents in the area were really grateful that we were there. They found it really reassuring they weren't alone," he said.
It's been estimated that 1.25 billion native animals have perished in the Australian bushfires, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas and more, the World Wildlife Fund said.
As many as 8,400 koalas have already perished in the fires in NSW alone, and these numbers continue to rise.
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