Anti-violence group robbed of learning supplies, food
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.