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Donation jar for sick children stolen in Chesterfield

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By Carlos Otero By Carlos Otero

 (KMOV) – Chesterfield Police are looking for a man who walked into a gas station and allegedly walked out with a donation jar.

The jar reportedly had about $100 in it when it was stolen. The money was meant for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the children that organization helps.

The donation jar was taken from a gas station in the Chesterfield Valley. Kathryn Yarbrough, MDA Executive Director said $100 is enough to pay for flu shots for three children.

“One thing about our children getting the flu... it doesn't just put them in the hospital for a day or two... they can actually be hospitalized for weeks at a time,” said Yarbrough.

The MDA helps 2,500 families in the St. Louis area. They do not receive any government funding or help from the United Way so every little bit helps.

When asked if they will continue to use the jar system, Yarbrough said, “You know we try a slew of different things. It’s up to the donors how they give and what they do to raise that funding. We'll never turn anything down and how that money was raised... if they want to keep putting those jars by registers that's fine with us. We just appreciate everything that we get. "

Chesterfield Police say there is a surveillance video of the person who took the donation jar but it has not been released yet.

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