On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 21, school supplies to be donated to children in need were stolen from the Kellogg Center.
According to Sydney Martin, a metro-Detriot junior and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority hosting the drive, the supplies were stolen on Wednesday, Sept. 21 between 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Martin said the drive is part of an initiative the AKA sorority took up.
“This is something we do within Albion,” Martin said. “We work with the global [initiatives] as well. This is what we usually kick the year off with. I checked in on the school supplies at about 1:30-ish or 2 o’clock before I went to my two hour class. As college students, it’s not realistic for us to sit here through the whole day.”
Martin sporadically checked in on the school supplies between her classes. She dropped in to account for the boxes before her two hour class on Wednesday, and when she returned to the K.C., all of the supplies were gone.
However, the Albion College community has stepped forward to help make up for the stolen supplies.
“People were really generous and they understand that we’re collecting school supplies for children in need. More people are aware of the incident now, and have been really kind in helping replace the missing supplies” said Martin.
Despite the fact that AKA is moving forward, as of now, there are still no clues as to what happened to the school supplies.
“No one has stepped forward since Wednesday,” said Martin. “You’re not stealing from me or the college, you’re stealing from kids that really needed those things. It’s really upsetting that someone would do something like that.”