ROCK HILL — Hundreds of dollars have been given to a 13-year-old Rock Hill girl stricken with cancer after a donation jar was stolen earlier this week from a convenience store.
People who read about the theft of the jar belonging to Emily Elkins in Fridays Herald and at heraldonline.com brought more than $500 Friday and Saturday to Scotts Food Store to stuff into a replacement jar that is tied to the counter, according to her father, William Elkins.
People are upset that somebody would take the first jar and really have been generous, William Elkins said Saturday. We appreciate the kindness of people.
The store, located at 860 Heckle Boulevard at the corner of South Cherry Road, captured the Tuesday theft on surveillance video. The thief, carrying a red bucket, can be seen in the video grabbing the jar and putting it into the bucket while the clerks back is turned. The jar contained at least $70 when it was stolen.
Rock Hill police said Saturday the investigation is continuing.
- Andrew Dys
Want to help?
To donate to a fund to help Emily Elkins family pay for her cancer treatment, visit Scotts Food Store at 860 Heckle Blvd.; or write a check to the Emily Elkins Fund and mail it to: Emily Elkins Fund, c/o Family Trust Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 10233, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731