Struggling to Celebrate Christmas

Talyah Robinson, Staff Writer

Families are struggling to give their kids presents this Christmas due to monetary concerns.

Families are not going to be able to give their children the Christmas that they want and/or deserve this year. A lot of families are having monetary problems due to  tax refund delays.  Not all families have enough money to give their children the Christmas that they deserve, and other families lost their homes for not having money to pay their rent too. 

There are places throughout the country that are having toy drives for families in need during the holiday season. For instance, according to their website, Marine Toys for Tots is a foundation that provides leadership, funding, and support needed for successful toy collection and distribution campaigns. Marine Toys for Tots is covering all 50 states and is located in 800 communities. “Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses.  Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender.  At Christmas, coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.”

According to, nj.com, during May 2020 there were more than 5 million tax returns that were still waiting to be processed, and they thought that they will be finished going through and returning everyone’s tax returns by July 15th and/or sometime in July. Millions of Americans have also moved in with family members because of the Covid-19 crisis. In July, 52% of young adults lived with one or both of their parents, up from 47% in February. 

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