Anti-vi­o­lence group robbed of learn­ing sup­plies, food

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - Manny Ramos, Em­manuel Ca­mar­illo

The Moth­ers Against Sense­less Killings an­tiv­i­o­lence group was gear­ing up for the first day of school, which is less than a week away.

The group had just fin­ished plac­ing the fi­nal touches on four metal ship­ping con­tain­ers that were set to be­come the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s first class­rooms for stu­dents in need of tech­nol­ogy sup­port.

But this week, the class­rooms at 79th and Ste­wart were bro­ken into, and many sup­plies, in­clud­ing com­put­ers, and even snack foods were taken, the group said in a Face­book post.

“DAMN! SOME­BODY BROKE INTO THE CON­TAIN­ERS!?!?!?” Ta­mar Manasseh, founder of the group, posted on Face­book on Thurs­day.

Reached by phone Thurs­day, Manasseh said the break-in oc­curred Thurs­day morn­ing or Wed­nes­day night. She said her heart was bro­ken when she re­al­ized the snacks had been stolen be­cause the per­son who broke in “prob­a­bly needed the food.”

Manes­sah said peo­ple have al­ready started send­ing do­na­tions, even buy­ing tablets.

“That is that is the sil­ver lin­ing in all of this. While I’m re­ally up­set, while it’s heart­break­ing that this hap­pened, it’s like, ‘Wow, look at how much good is left in the world.’”


The Moth­ers Against Sense­less Killings neigh­bor­hood school at 79th and Ste­wart on Thurs­day.

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