BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- The manager of a Bloomington cafe where a tip jar containing money for disadvantaged schoolchildren was stolen says the theft has led to an outpouring of generosity.
The Pour House Cafe's tip jar with about $165 intended for school supplies and backpacks for needy children was stolen last Sunday.
After The Herald-Times reported Monday on the theft, cafe manager Lyne Brown says one man donated a new tip jar brimming with bills and coins, while another brought in a $165 check. Two days later, a woman donated a check for $300.
Brown says the theft "turned out to be a blessing in disguise."
All the donations will be used to buy backpacks for children in need through the local Salvation Army's Back to School Program.