Lori Griffin, director of communications for The Hope Center, said some local individuals have made donations to make up for the loss after thieves reportedly broke the locks to the trailer and drove away.
Brittany Duncan, spokeswoman for the Woodstock Police Department, said the theft occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, just before the trailer was reported stolen.
“We’re hopeful that everything will be recoverable in one way or another,” Griffin said.
The Hope Center, located on Highway 92, is a non-profit pregnancy resource center that provides help to pregnant women and mothers and has been in operation for the past 20 years.
Griffin said the five cribs, valued at about $250 each, were to be given to women who had completed the center’s 16-week “Earn While You Learn” program that includes prenatal care and childbirth classes. She said five others are still on the waiting list for a new crib.
“These aren’t just donated items with donor money, but they’re also something the girls have spent a long time working towards,” Griffin said.
Griffin said she hopes whoever stole the trailer decides to return it along with its contents.
“It’s probably someone having hard times, but that’s exactly what we’re here for,” Griffin said. “But it’s kind of pitiful here at the holidays for someone to do that.”
The trailer is a 2002 model white, enclosed trailer with The Hope Center logo on it. The tag number is TL6Y131.
Duncan said investigators continue to follow up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Woodstock Police Department at (770) 592-6030.