Tuesday, December 20, 1977

Thieves Get 700 Toys Donated by Brooklyn Students

About 700 toys, which the students at Winthrop Junior High School donated for distrribution to the children’s ward at Kings Country Hospital, were stolen from a teacher’s office at the East Flatbush school over the weekend.

“I think it is really rotten,” said Stazee Burnett, a ninth-grader who helped to wrap the gifts, although she could not afford to buy one. “Those children in the hospital – some of them don’t even have families, and this was like a little ray of hope.”

Various donations started coming in from neighborhood businesses and individuals.

excerpt from M. Breasted NYT 12/20/77

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