Heartless thieves have targeted the headquarters of a national children's charity which which helps young people recover from harm, injury and trauma and teaches important lessons about keeping safe.
After months of working from home, the KIDS Foundation team arrived at work on Tuesday to find thieves had taken computers, screens, cameras, hard drives, televisions, a cash box...even the organisation's lawn mower and coffee machine.
And they returned again last night to steal the foundation's bright yellow trailer which is used to transport equipment for the camps and activities they run for children recovering from trauma.
Police have since recovered the trailer, which thieves had attempted to repaint.
A staff member had been in the office on Monday preparing for the return of the whole team on Tuesday.
"Our team is truly devastated," said KIDS Foundation founder Susie O'Neill.
"Staff arrived for work with champagne and chocolates for our first day back after months in lockdown only to find everything gone.
"KIDS is resilient so you know we'll be okay but after such a challenging time, this is a kick in the guts that no charity should endure."
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Much of the computer equipment taken contained photographs and memories of children the organisation has supported, some of whom have since passed away.
Melbourne radio station 3AW ran story and donors have come forward to support the charity to recover from the devastating theft.
"They knew they were robbing a charity. They don't have much of a heart people like that," Ms O'Neill said.
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