FAIRFIELD — At least $500 worth of diapers that were to be donated to mothers were stolen from a shed at the Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center in Fairfield, the executive director said Tuesday.
Diedre Eckle said a couple of diapers were found by the gate after the Nov. 20 burglary and it’s possible the thief may have fled out of fear of being caught.
Cathy Blank, director of client services at the pregnancy resource center, discovered the door to the shed kicked off its hinges and the diapers missing.
“It kind of breaks your heart,” she said.
Some people have donated diapers since the theft, Eckle said.
“It’s great to see the community rally around us, just like they did Mission Solano,” she said.
Mission Solano reported a Nov. 17 break-in at the food pantry and the theft of the turkeys collected for holiday distribution.
People wanting to assist the pregnancy center can call 449-8996 or drop off donations at the Fairfield site, 1044 Empire St., Eckle said. Whoever stole the diapers may have returned them to stores for credit, she said.
Pro-life Christians opened the center in 1986. Eckle said diapers, along with baby formula, are items in demand for new mothers.
“It is one of the first things we always run out of,” she said.
The Fairfield Police Department said Wednesday that a report was filed about the burglary. No new information is available, police said.
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