A group of low-income kids won't get the swimsuits they were promised, after a thief stole them.
A Spokane Parks Foundation employee said they were taken right out of her car in front of her home.
Kids are required to wear proper swim gear to jump into Spokane city and county pools. Some can't afford to buy swimsuits, so the Foundation collects donations and distributes them.
Through the project "Operation: Save Our Summer," the foundation gives out 2,000 swimsuits a year. They've already given away most of them for this year, but they still needed trunks for kids under the age of five.
One employee went out and bought some over the weekend to keep up with demand. When she woke up Monday morning her car window was broken, and the 20 swimsuits were gone.
"The most important thing the donor money bought swimsuits for kids for charity and thieves took it," Connie Anderson-Michel said. "Those kids won't, that's 20 boys who won't get to have suits, unless we get more donors."
The Foundation started this program when the guidelines for swimmers changed in 2007. They receive donations from all over the Inland Northwest, but are asking for more.
If you'd like to help, click on this link: http://www.spokaneparksfoundation.org/