Now, helping those in need will be much harder for the Croton Lions.
"I'm outraged someone would steal from a charity-based operation," Lions Club president Debi Braddick told LoHud.com.
Police are investigating the theft, which happened in a ShopRite parking lot off South Riverside Avenue last week.
The loss of the trees, which sell for about $40 but are bought at a reduced price, means the Lions Club is out roughly $1,200.
"It's devastating," Braddick said. "It's the cost of two wheelchairs or a scholarship."