Burglars take kids’ charity cash
VALENCIA – It doesn’t get much lower than this. Burglars broke into a Valencia child-care center over the weekend and stole money the kids had been collecting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charity that grants wishes for dying children. Sometime between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Monday, someone stole $584 from La Petite Academy on Anza Drive in the Valencia Industrial Center, sheriff’s officials said. Staffers arrived to work Monday to find a door ajar, windows pried open and milk in the refrigerator turned sour because the refrigerator had been ransacked. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “When I came in here, everybody was going sort of crazy. The money had been stolen,” Arthur Trowbridge, a parent, told KCAL (Channel 9). “The sad part of it was that it was money from contributions collected for Make-A-Wish Foundation.” The youngsters were beyond the 25 percent mark in their drive to collect $2,000 to donate to the charity. “We were trying to do something good for the community. It’s really sad that somebody would do this,” said Pamela Byrd Williams, another parent. “It’s sad to think someone would violate us this way,” Becky Green Marroquin said. Her daughter Andrea concurred, saying, “It was to help kids get better.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!