Tracks are still visible from the getaway vechile in a cold hearted heist.
Crooks broke into a storage container located at the California Southern Baptist Convention. The thieves made off with $75,000 worth of clothes and shoes.
"Whoever did that, that was pretty bad to do that because it affects us all," said Heraclio Perez, a Valley man who relies on these donations.
Perez has three boys and three girls. They've been getting help from California Southern Baptist Convention for the last three years.
"We get the backpacks from them and this year we're not gonna get nothing.
For 11 years, the church organization has been collecting donations and helping
needy migrant families like the Meza's.
"Having taken it from the people who really need it is bad," said Irasema Meza.
The 40-foot container was stocked and ready to go, when the contents vanished sometime over the weekend.
"I'm sure a lot of children that were looking forward to receiving all of these supplies for the new school year are going to be impacted," said Oscar Sanchez from the California Southern Baptist Convention.
The church buys their supplies in bulk for a fraction of the cost so they're
asking for cash donations, but will also accept new items like chidren's clothing, backpacks and school supplies.
You can drop them off at the groups headquarters on Shaw Avenue between First and Fresno.
In the meantime, Valley families are hoping for the best, but dealing with the worst.
"I'm gonna have to send my kids to school with the old backpacks and some that are already getting torn or something and very used," said Perez.
The center is open to receive donations Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 4:30PM.