Donations Sold Online

Kylie Kirby has four young children, so a desperate plea for baby items posted on Craigslist touched her heart. A young single mother claimed to be making the appeal.

Kylie says, “I wanted to help and donate to her.”

Within a few days of taking items to a Northwest Omaha home, Kylie found some of her donated baby clothes and other necessities listed for sale on Craigslist.

Kylie says, “Why would you sell things I had given to a baby to wear and use?”

Kylie, her cousin, James Beck and two friends who also donated items got them back, along with baby things donated by others. They confronted a woman who had accepted the donations before Christmas.

Beck says, “I told her this is ridiculous what she’s doing and she said, 'Oh it wasn’t me and it was my friend I’m sorry.' I said I want it all back.”

All the donations given to the online plea for baby items have been turned over to Kylie. What she and friends gave, along with items they don’t know who the donor is, will be taken to Omaha’s Lydia House. The shelter has 12 children under the age of three.


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