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article imageTens of thousands of diapers stolen from non-profit

By Ryan Hite     Jun 3, 2014 in Odd News
Durham - A pair of heists left a rash of diapers stolen over the weekend. A grand total of 23,000 pairs were stolen from a very successful diaper bank and the community has taken a big note of that.
First 10,000, and then 13,000 diapers were stolen from the Durham-based Diaper Bank of North Carolina, which is a charitable organization that provides diapers to needy families, according to the non-profit’s statement Facebook page reported Monday.
“That is a full week’s supply for hundreds of babies in our community!” a recent Facebook post says.
The organization’s founder Michelle Old discovered that diapers were missing when she went to pick up a delivery that was prepared for a local homeless shelter. Old told the Associated Press that the bulk of the missing diapers were in sizes four and five, which are the most heavily used sizes of diapers.
A church group met at the Diaper Bank the past Saturday and helped wrap over 6,000 diaper packages for deliveries, she told the AP.
“A couple of people, since hearing about this, have contacted us and say they have been approached in the downtown area with people selling our diapers. Our tags are still on them,” she said.
The Diaper Bank is currently asking for donations of either cash or diapers to replace the missing ones. The organization, launched in 2013, has covered hundreds of thousands of bottoms with diapers over the past 11 months, according to its website.
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