Thieves Steal $10,000 Worth Of School Supplies For Needy Kids …
August 24, 2017 - School Supplies
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Heartless thieves stole propagandize reserve from children in need during a Westchester County gift formulation a giveaway trek giveaway this past weekend.
As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported exclusively Wednesday, organizers during Hope Community Services on Washington Avenue in New Rochelle pronounced an estimated $10,000 value of backpacks, calculators and other donated reserve were taken during a mangle Monday night.
Now, organizers fear they will not have adequate for a kids who unequivocally need them.
Volunteers during a classification were bustling putting all students indispensable for a initial day of propagandize into backpacks late Wednesday, though a lot was blank after a theft.
“This whole area that’s dull now; was filled with backpacks about adult to here,” pronounced Hope Community Services executive executive Carole Troum.
Troum pronounced thieves done off with about 250 backpacks that were already installed with all from notebooks and paper to pens and pencils, as good as rulers, propagandize glue and erasers for adult to 2,000 children in a New Rochelle open schools whose families validate financially.
“I’m outraged,” Troum said. “I’m positively outraged, and I’m saddened — terribly saddened and disappointed.”
New Rochelle military were on a stage Wednesday afternoon and reliable they were investigating.
The suspects apparently pennyless in by a behind doorway that now has a outrageous sequence securing it. They came down a stairs and somehow done off with their transport value about $10,000 – all of it donated by internal churches, families and businesses.
“It’s horrible,” pronounced proffer Robert Lightfoot. “It is horrible.”
On Monday, Lightfoot helped behind a book bags that were stolen hours later. He works during a automobile dealership that has been aiding a nonprofit for years, and he has even handed a reserve out to kids during a annual event.
“They’re overjoyed. You know, they see you’ve got backpacks. They had unequivocally good ones with Spiderman and all else,” he said. “Hopefully, there will be good people out there that will assistance try to get a kids their backpacks.”
The giveaway is set for this Saturday during New Rochelle Town Hall and will be hosted by former Yankees good Mariano Rivera.
Right now, a organisation is about 1,000 backpacks brief of a goal, though is anticipating for a spectacle in a subsequent integrate of days.
If we would like to assistance Hope Community Services and a needy kids, here is a information we need:
Hope Community Services
50 Washington Ave.
New Rochelle, NY 10801