This Christmas, students from Montpellier Primary School in Highton, Victoria are transforming into Secret Santa's for our bush kids.
The Montpellier Primary School Secret Santa Christmas for Country Kids Appeal, is an initiate of Year 3 student Fraser Mackey.
Together with his family they will see new gifts provided to each of the 193 students at Trangie Central School and 80 students from Tullamore Central School in NSW.
Many Aussie farmers are facing a dire future - through no fault of their own.
The drought is continuing to severely impact farming communities, including farm kids.
With Christmas around the corner, many country kids in drought-affected areas will not receive gifts this Christmas.
Working with the well-respected, not-for-profit charity Drought Angles, Trangie Central School and Tullamore Central School were identified as rural communities in need of some cheer, located in an extreme drought-affected area of NSW.
"Our school and the broader community who are supporting the Secret Santa Country Kids Christmas Appeal can proudly say they directly impacted the lives of each child and their family this Christmas from the two schools we are supporting," appeal director Kylie Mackey said.
"To think that kids, just like ours, would go without because of the drought and the financial hardship it has imposed on their families is totally unacceptable. Every child deserves some Christmas cheer."
The toys will be provided to students ranging in age from Kindergarten through to Year 12.
The gifts will be delivered unwrapped in individual Santa sacks, ensuring that parents can see the gifts provided to their children and wrap the gifts in line with their own traditions if they wish.