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