Nonprofit needs help after $1,000 in cash, supplies stolen |

Nonprofit needs help after $1,000 in cash, supplies stolen

A weekend burglary has set a Nevada County nonprofit back $1,000, and the organization is asking for donations to replace the stolen items.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts, which provides art materials to disabled adults and markets the works at art shows, was burglarized either Saturday or Sunday. Office supplies, $100 in cash and a digital camera, which organization members used to photograph the artists’ work and market it to potential buyers, were stolen.

“That’s money we don’t have,” said Ellen Persa, the executive director of Neighborhood Center of the Arts in the Litton building near Sierra College.

Persa said she is accepting donations and hopes someone has an older digital camera to donate to the organization.

To donate a camera, money or other supplies, call Persa at 272-7287.

Grass Valley Police Capt. Greg Hart said there is a chance the burglary at the Neighborhood Center for the Arts may be connected to several others that took place last weekend, including one at Radio Shack on McKnight Way. The suspects in that case were arrested Monday with a car full of property belonging to Radio Shack and possibly others, authorities said.

– Roman Gokhman

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