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Calgary police, Missing Children Society seek help finding fundraiser thieves

Police and the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) are asking the public for help after a number of thefts from bottle collection sites "critical to MCSC’s fundraising efforts.". http://mcsc.ca/

CALGARY – Police and the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) are asking the public for help after a number of thefts from bottle collection sites “critical to MCSC’s fundraising efforts.”

The thefts were first reported in April 2015, when recyclable bottles and cans were stolen from collection bins owned by MCSC throughout the city.

MCSC’s bottle pick-up program directly benefits missing children and their families. The total estimated loss to the organization to date is approximately $13,500.

“Our bottle recycle program generates funds that are so important to our ability to keep our doors open,” said Amanda Pick, CEO of Missing Children Society of Canada in a statement.

“We are so thankful for the generosity of our program participants from across Calgary, and we hope that by putting out this call to Calgarians will help to stop this theft.”

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Volunteers who pick up the recyclables on behalf of the MCSC wear vests or T-shirts with “Missing Children Society of Canada Bottle Program” written on them as well as MCSC name tags.

Businesses are asked to contact MCSC at info@mcsc.ca or 403-291-0705 if they suspect recyclables have been removed from their locations by people other than MCSC volunteers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.calgarycrimestoppers.org.

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