BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Christmas toy giveaway that was scrapped after a Belleville church burglary is back on thanks to a flurry of donations following the break-in.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that volunteers at Law & Grace Ministries discovered the burglary at Faith Baptist Church on Tuesday morning, the day of the planned giveaway. The missing items included several dolls, board games and toys.
The mission’s food pantry coordinator says that no food was stolen. Another employee says that the intruder or intruders unsuccessfully attempted to break into a safe.
The new gift giveaway is scheduled for Friday morning.