SPARED the worst of the devastating bushfires, the St Marys-Mount Druitt community has rallied to help Blue Mountains victims.
Oxley Park studio About Dance School of Dance has started a collection of costumes, shoes and other dance accessories to donate to affected families.
"A dance studio in Springwood has six families who have lost everything," owner Joanne Brennan said.
"We can help and we want to give the kids some normality.
"We're looking for anything they can dance in: leotards, tights, old costumes and hair accessories."
Kidabout Playland St Marys was a hive of activity last Wednesday when the doors opened to families who were evacuated.
The facility offered free entry for children to let off steam and prepared car travel packs filled with goodies.
The efforts of Penrith and Blacktown councils haven't gone unnoticed either.
"Many in Penrith have friends and family who live in the Blue Mountains, and our thoughts are with all those affected by the bushfires," a Penrith Council spokesman said.
"The council has spoken to Blue Mountains Council and offered help.
"Our local emergency management officer is co-ordinating support.
"Many council staff have volunteered to help and we have some staff rostered on traffic patrol, and more at the State Disaster Recovery Centre at Springwood.
"We have also provided road signs, mesh, pickets, barricades and the like and we have provided a mechanic to help carry out repairs on Rural Fire Service trucks when needed."
A Blacktown Council spokeswoman said: "The council is identifying volunteers within the organisation who have the appropriate skills and knowledge to assist with the current emergency situation and recovery process."
The council serviced five RFS trucks last Wednesday to ensure they were ready for use the next day.
"Donations are being taken from council staff to help those who have suffered losses in the fires."