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Amid higher costs and financial struggles, holiday toy drives are having trouble meeting demand

Amid higher costs and financial struggles, holiday toy drives are having trouble meeting demand

 

December 15, 2022

Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Jayne Witzany, a volunteer, picked out toys Wednesday during the first day of the Salvation Army Toy Shop at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul.

Local toy drives that serve a growing number of Minnesotans in need are hoping for some last-minute holiday help as they face an urgent shortage of donations for the third consecutive year.

In the Twin Cities, the Salvation Army doesn't have enough toys for all 15,000 children on its gift list. Without last-minute toy donations, it will have to buy toys to make sure some 4,000 kids don't go without a gift this month.

Twin Cities Toys for Tots, which is run by the U.S. Marines, is short on some toys this year. And PRISM, a Golden Valley nonprofit focused on feeding and housing needy families, is responding to a record demand.

https://www.startribune.com/amid-higher-costs-and-financial-struggles-holiday-toy-drives-are-having-trouble-meeting-demand/600235870/

 

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