Three C-train storage units holding an estimated $25,000 worth of items for Toys for Tots were broken into Saturday night.
The units were completely empty when Gary Jackson, Master of the Green Dragon Masonic Fellowship, who partner with Toys for Tots, went to look at them on Sunday afternoon.
"Here you've got an organization that serviced over 18,000 children just at Christmastime alone and it takes a pretty low-life person to target an organization like that," said Jackson.
Three other units were tampered with but not broken into.
While Toys for Tots is trying to recover from the heist, it isn't keeping their spirits down.
"In every storm there is always a rainbow and that rainbow is our community and we've been able to get a lot of donations and fundraisers through the community," said Thuy Vi Vu, the local coordinator for Toys for Tots.
"So we've been very blessed."
The blessings are coming locally, like Marc DeLeon, owner of Mad Dog Tattoo and mayoral candidate for Bakersfield's upcoming election, who runs his own Christmas toy drive called Phantom Santa.
"Man, I can only imagine what it's like for them because I happened to run out on the very last toy and the last person got the last toy," said DeLeon.
"If I didn't have that one toy, I would have felt devastated so I can imagine how they feel right now."
DeLeon reached out to Toys for Tots to tell them he would help.