Donated items were stolen from the nonprofit Goodwill Industries at 316 Versailles Road last week.
Goodwill Manager Criss Kuhn said it is about the third time this has happened in the last couple months.
Kuhn came into her store around 8 a.m. Sept. 14 to find that the door frame had been pried off a donation drop-off box, she told Frankfort police. No arrests have yet been made.
Kuhn said she doesn’t know what was stolen, but she doesn’t suspect mere vandals.
“It’s obvious they know what they’re doing,” she said.
Kuhn said that multiple boxes had been broken into on previous nights.
The donations Goodwill receives are sold to fund programs to help people with disabilities, a lack of education and job experience or other employment challenges find work. It put 189,000 people to work last year.
The items sold at its 2,650 retail stores accounted for $2.59 billion of its revenue.
Kuhn wants to encourage donors to drop off items during the opening hours, if they can, instead of the drop-off boxes. That way, donations are safer and givers can receive receipts for tax deductions.
“Our donors are very valuable to us, because without our donors we would not be in business,” Kuhn said.
Goodwill is open 9 a.m to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it is open noon to 7 p.m.