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Inflation and supply chain issues are reducing children’s holiday toy drives


Inflation and supply chain issues are reducing children’s holiday toy drives

  • Toy prices are expected to rise 10% this holiday season, forcing more families to need help.
  • Supply chain delays have reduced inventory and some toys may not arrive in time for the holidays.
  • After standing up to meet pandemic needs, toy charities, donors are facing the challenges of high vacation demand.

Inflation, price hikes and clogged shipping networks threaten to put a damper on perhaps the most beloved of all supply chain: Santa’s express gift.

Rising toy prices by up to 10% and potential shortages of popular items could challenge holiday shoppers. Charitable giving campaigns and the people they serve may be the most affected, as global economic pressures increase the number of children in need of dolls, games and puzzles while decreasing the ability of donors to give.

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