As communities across Australia work out how to support those affected by the bushfires, students at Warrnambool's Koala Kindergarten are finding some sweet solutions.
Over the next few weeks the four and five year olds will take orders, bake, decorate and then distribute cupcakes to help raise money for injured wildlife.
Kindergarten teacher Melissa Rowan said the idea started when children came into kinder worried about the effects of the bushfires.
"Some were very upset so we did some research to learn more about the fires and see how we could help," she said.
"There was a discussion about what we could do to help, some kids offered the money from their piggy banks but we decided to make cupcakes and sell them to businesses nearby.
"So far we have sold over 200 cupcakes, one business ordered 27 on their own.
"Businesses have all been really supportive and they all wanted to get on board.
"The kids are very proud when they go into the shops, they do all of the talking and collect the money."
The students will use the money to 'adopt' Ommy, the swamp wallaby joey injured when her mother was killed by a car when fleeing the fires, and Steven, an injured microbat. They are also helping to fund two injured koalas.
Koala Kindergarten is planning to make cupcakes until Wednesday, March 11. Interested businesses can order cupcakes through the kindergarten.
The students will deliver orders to businesses along Lava Street, Kepler Street and Fairy Street close to Koala Kindergarten. Collections can be arranged for other orders from the kindergarten.
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