GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- Kenny Clark told reporters that more $5,000 of toys were stolen from his mother's house in California.
“You work so hard and you’re trying to do something good for the community and somebody does something crazy like that, it’s never good,” Clark said. “The good thing is the toy drive’s still going to go on. We still have a lot of stuff coming in today that was supposed to come in, that’s the good thing. But it definitely hit my mom hard especially because they did all the work and they love seeing the kids happy.”
Clark and his mother, Leslie, saved up toys for a year, but a thief came in this week and took everything but a mouse trap.
“It’s just messed up, man,” Clark said. “It’s for a bunch of kids, man. It’s difficult, especially for my family and my mom. My mom, she works hard to do it. It’s really difficult for her because she worked so hard throughout the whole year putting it together. It’s a messed-up situation.”
Fortunately, the event went on as planned due to the help from some good Samaritans.
"A lot of people have stepped up," Clark said. "I know they created a GoFundMe account and people have been donating to that, just to get some of the toys back for the kids. All that stuff has been pretty cool. There's been a lot of people have been hitting us up and trying to do the best they can to help."