Trailer Full of Gifts For Needy Families Stolen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of presents have been stolen from a central Florida charity for needy families.

Teddy bears, dolls, diapers and cribs were stolen when thieves used a bolt cutter to unlock a 12-foot trailer jammed with gifts this weekend. The Orlando Sentinel reports the trailer was also stolen.

One Heart for Women and Children volunteers were going to surprise more than 500 families with the gifts on Christmas Eve.

The organization’s president Stephanie Bowman says she doesn’t know what she’ll do now.

Year ago, an anonymous donor provided gifts for her own children after picking their names from an angel donation tree. Bowman says the idea that someone cared enough to buy gifts for a stranger’s kids changed her and she vowed to help others.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press