Mazi Adoption and Family Services in Exton was the recipient of an unexpected bounty of clothes last week, writes Matteo Iadonisi for 6ABC.
Pennsylvania State Troopers brought around 300 articles of clothing, 45 pairs of shoes, and 17 handbags that were recovered during an investigation by Trooper Matthew Dwyer.
“This is a result of a traffic stop in 2019,” said Trooper Kevin Kochka, the Public Information Officer with Troop J in Avondale. “The items that you see here were recovered as a result of an investigation done by our trooper that revealed a retail theft ring.”
Recovered clothes are usually donated, destroyed, or returned to their original owners. In this case, however, the outlets that were the original owners had already been compensated for the clothes, which made it possible for the troopers to make this donation.
Meanwhile, Mazi has been planning to start a new foster closet for a while, but the organization did not have the means to do it. This donation has changed that.
“It just felt like it was meant to be,” said Simi Riesner, the Executive Director at Mazi.
Read more about the donation at 6ABC here.