Kenny Clark was planning to hold a toy giveaway for needy children in his hometown until the toys were recently stolen.
“It was crazy,” Clark said, “because you work so hard and you’re trying to do something good for the community, and somebody does something crazy like that. It’s never good.”
Clark said the toy drive was still on, that local people in the community and businesses both in Green Bay and San Bernardino were pitching in for the kids. A Go Fund Me had raised more than $9,500 as of Thursday night. The family was also collecting gift cards to Walmart and Target.
“The good thing,” Clark said, “is the toy drive’s still going to go on. We still have a lot of stuff coming in today that was supposed to come in. That’s the good thing. But it definitely hit my mom hard, especially because they did all the work and they love seeing the kids happy.”
Fortunately, it looks like everything might be fine in the end:
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