MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CBS13) — Thousands of dollars in toys were stolen from a garage in Mountain House, but thanks to the Oakland A’s and others, the stolen goodies have been replaced.
When we first showed you this garage in Mountain House, a Grinch cleaned it out. Now look at all of the toys. Volunteers replaced what thieves stolen.
“Thank you so much,” said Elizabeth Walker, a mother whose children received toys.
Elizabeth walker came home just as Anthony Gordon and his family dropped off a load of donated presents for her five children.
“We have all boys, as you see, and it’s tough and we work hard and try to make it continue,” said Elizabeth.
Once people learned thieves stole $5,000 worth of donated toys, clothes and holiday supplies from Anthony Gordon’s Mountain House garage, they opened their hearts and wallets.
In just five days Gordon tripled his original donation count.
“There are no words to explain, and thank you isn’t enough to explain what people have done for the community and those who are hurting,” said Anthony.
Generous people from all over California, Arizona and Alaska helped make this Christmas miracle come true. Even the Oakland A’s gave a pallet of backpacks and baseball memorabilia.
In a time when donations are dwindling, Anthony never thought he’d be able to replace what thieves stole. But this holiday hero worked non-stop to replenish his stock of gifts in order to put presents under the tree for deserving families like the Walkers.
“I’m trying not to cry; it’s wonderful,” said Tony Walker, a gift recipient.
Leftover toys will be handed out tomorrow morning.