In times of trouble it is easy to become insular to the wider world.
And by that, we don't mean the enormous challenges that it feels like are engulfing the planet right now.
All of us are only too aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and the spectre of nation-wide rioting in the US, as well the summer of bushfires we experienced in the Border region and other parts of the country.
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Outside of that we have to deal with everyday life, with paying the bills, feeding families and with simply trying to deal with everything else that crops us as we battle on.
But the "life goes on" approach equally applies to those whose everyday life is harder than most, something that can be easily forgotten with the wall-to-wall coverage of international crises.
There will always be those who need our help, for a whole range of reasons.
The organisation has been especially busy this year with the distribution of toiletry and care packs for young people are affected by, for example, last summer's bushfires, by shortages created by the COVID-19 pandemic and by homelessness, family violence and poverty.
And so much of this need, as Tots2Teens Albury-Wodonga area manager Jo Knight says, is because people no longer have jobs and so have no money.
"Just those basic items, it's getting colder and they need things; nappies and wipes have been a big one, people couldn't actually get them."
There are ways though in which the wider community can help.
Firstly, the group is holding a pie drive to raise money to assist in the charity's move to a bigger shed at Storage King Wodonga, its base for the past four years.
It also hopes to get support from Border businesses to assist with the fit-out of the shed.
We would urge anyone wanting to assist this tremendous organisation with its vital charity work to get on the Tots2Teens Facebook page and order some pies, or to make themselves available to help in some other way.