Kansas City Charities Cutback Amid Worsening American Economy

Locals confront harsh times this holiday season . . . Here's a reminder that this trend hits those of us on the low-end hardest of all . . .

Shelter KC Executive Director Eric Burger says corporate giving and generous foundations help, but they're mostly buoyed by people who are also sweating their household budgets while inflation creeps up.

"It's the 25-dollar-a-month, a-quarter folks, about 10,000 individual donors that support us and that's a life line," Burger said.

But higher inflation and cutting costs in other areas eventually impacts giving too.

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