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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Thieves took half the toys collected for annual drive at San Antonio's Alazan-Apache Courts projects

Posted By on Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM

click to enlarge The Alazan-Apache Courts is San Antonio's largest and oldest public housing development. - BEN OLIVO
  • Ben Olivo
  • The Alazan-Apache Courts is San Antonio's largest and oldest public housing development.

More than half of the toys collected for children living at the Alazan-Apache Courts public housing complex were stolen a day before a holiday gift distribution planned for Saturday.  

The event continued with "limited toys to provide families," according to a statement from San Antonio Housing Authority. The annual drive was originally expected to provide gifts to more than 200 disadvantaged children. 

The toys were stolen during a Friday break-in at the Courts' community room, according to the statement. SAHA also posted information on its website on how people can make donations to re-stock the drive. 

The median household income of Alazan-Apache residents is less than $9,000 annually. 

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