Mom’s House of
Toledo Has Been Burglarized
July 9, 2018 – Toledo, OH
- Staff of the 5-star childcare center devoted to
helping low-income, single moms graduate from high school and
college discovered the theft this morning. Major damage was done
to an entryway of the building and more than a month’s supply of
food was stolen from their pantry. Commercial kitchen appliances
including cookers and a microwaves were taken along with various
electronics and computers, some which were the children's
“It’s overwhelmingly disappointing to our organization and the
people we serve,” said executive director Christina Rodriquez.
“Our organization utilizes commercial appliances to cook meals
daily for our kids and the in-classroom tablets serve as
essential teaching tools for our teachers and kids.”
Rodriguez estimates damages to the building alone total more
than $4000. The value of the other stolen items is still being
calculated. An investigation is in progress.
“We do our best to secure the space and have security systems
and plans in place to help protect against these things. They
managed to remove the back door and help themselves to things
that were supposed to go to helping moms and kids.”
The organization’s leadership and board have taken steps to
maintain normal operations.
“The safety and care for our staff, moms and their kids are our
first concern,” said Mike Kruse, Mom’s House board chairman.
“Daytime security and operations are not compromised, and the
building will be secured by this evening. We are making the
necessary adjustments to meet our mission.”
In light of the theft, Mom’s House is actively seeking donations
to replace the lost equipment and repair the facility. “We need
commercial kitchen appliances to serve our kids and we are
working now to install a new door and fix damage to the
building,” said Rodriquez. “These things cost money, and this is
money we did not anticipate spending."
If you are interested in donating to Mom’s House or would like
to provide in-kind support, please visit them on Facebook, visit
their website at
or stop by the organization.
Editors Note: Christina Rodriguez will stay at Mom's House if
interviews are needed. Please call her on 419-261-0262.