Brantford Charity's donation bins stolen
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:54PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:54PM EST
Brantford police say the Kidney Foundation of Canada reported on Monday the theft of five clothing donation bins stationed at the plaza on 627 Park Road North.
Three donation boxes were stolen sometime over the weekend of December 8th. The other two were reported stolen earlier in the month.
The large white metal bins are about 200 pounds each, 71 inches in height and 46 inches in width. The foundation collects used donated clothing and then sells it to Value Village to fundraise.
Sarah Robertson from the Kidney Foundation of Canada says, “Our programs are going to fund educational programs, organ donor awareness and medical research."
The Kidney Foundation and other not-for-profit organizations that do this are given money per pound.
Mark Soos from Value Village says, "The biggest effect is the funding the non-profit receives from our store. Cause everything that's donated through our store, to the charity or even directly to our store from the general public, we pay the charity based on volume."
The donation bins have the Kidney Foundations logo and charitable registration number on the sides of the box. The Kidney Foundation has taken most of their boxes off the street but they’re encouraging people who'd still like to donate to give them a call.
Police are also asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact them.
"There’s a chance somebody from the public might have witnessed a theft and mistakenly thought it was the owners removing that clothing donation bin" says Const. Natalie Lang.