Youth on Their Own (YOTO) has received four tons worth of donations since thieves stole nearly half a ton of food from an outside storage unit in April.
“From something that was really disturbing, we have been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity and caring of this community,” said Nicola Hartmann, YOTO executive director.
It didn’t take long for Tucsonans to step in and help. My 92.9’s Christopher O’Gorman and Cyndi LaFrese took to the airwaves to spread the word.
“We’re like, oh yeah, we have a connection with these people. We’ve got to help out,” O’Gorman said. “We don’t know who’s listening necessarily in the moment but to see people inspired to come in to our lobby and bring things for Youth on Their Own. That was cool,” LaFrese said.
My 92.9 listeners helped collect 400 pounds of hygiene products and over 1,200 pounds worth of food.