Recently, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and its employees were supposed to deliver toys to kids in one of the city’s largest public housing complexes, but the gifts were stolen before they were delivered, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.
It happened the night before they were going to deliver the goodies to the children of the Alazan-Apache Courts, these were gifts for more than 200 children that were stolen overnight. According to Joel Tabar, director of community development initiatives at the San Antonio Housing Authority.
This is a truly Grinch like move by someone, or someone’s, who decided that their needs were more important than the needs of hundreds of kids. At last check the investigation into the incident was ongoing.
But fortunately the good people of San Antonio responded to the announcement in stunning fashion. Not only did they come together in loving support to save Christmas for those 200 children, but for so many more.
“San Antonio is a very caring and supportive community,” Tabar said. “And in this case, the city came together to save Christmas for these hundreds of kids.”
The same Facebook post that reported the burglary to the public also requested any donations that could replace the gifts, and that led to over $18,000 dollars and 2000 toys for the children being donated. The donations came from nonprofits, local religious communities and San Antonio residents.
That is many times what was lost, and enough that the organization was not only able to provide a Christmas for those 200 kids, but also open up their gift giving program to event to families from other public housing communities as well!
“We’ve turned into the North Pole,” Tabar said at the time. “Our dedicated elves are working feverishly to get as many toys as possible to kids before Christmas.” And that is your Good News Story of the Day which you can read in full here.
While there will seemingly always be those who have no wish to do good for any but themselves, the vast majority of people care more for others, and want to help and do good. So much so that they create miraculous situations when given the opportunity.
Story and Image from People.