SAN ANTONIO – EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly called the event for residents at Alazan Apache Courts a “toy drive.” Additionally, based on information from SAHA, included an incorrect tally of how many presents and children were included. Following further reporting, these errors have been updated.
Over half of the toys collected for children living at the Alazan Apache Courts were stolen just one day before they were to be handed out, according to the San Antonio Housing Authority.
The distribution event scheduled for Saturday afternoon will still go on as planned, according to SAHA. However, there will be limited toys available for the children.
“Volunteers will continue with the toy distribution with the limited toys to provide families with something for the holidays,” SAHA said in a statement.
The toys were stolen during a break-in on Dec. 18 in the community room, SAHA officials said. They were set to be distributed to about 60 children on Saturday.
The holiday assistance provided to the families at the Alazan Apache Courts is part of a 20-year tradition, according to SAHA’s website.
“With a median household income of less than $9,000 at the property, holiday assistance makes a difference for the families who look forward to the event each year,” SAHA officials said in a statement.
To learn more about the incident, visit SAHA’s website here.