Learning Express Toys Vendors Donate Thousands of Toys to Kidz Korna

by The Bloom Report | 04 Jul 2023

Press Release



Learning Express Toys Vendors Donate Thousands of Toys to Kidz Korna


Schaumberg, IL JUNE 28, 2023Learning Express Toys and Gifts vendors donated thousands of toys to Kidz Korna at the end of the franchise’s annual convention and vendor expo this week. The convention was held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.



With over 100 vendors in attendance, as they were breaking down their booths, most set aside product to donate. Learning Express Toys and Gifts and Kidz Korna went aisle-by-aisle to collect boxes of donations. The donations ranged from art kits to infant toys to sports equipment, and will benefit Chicago-area children in need through age 14.



Rick Derr, the Regional Owner of Learning Express Toys and Gifts in the Chicago area, thanked the vendors for participating.  “We’re thrilled to partner with Kidz Korna and bring joy to kids local to Chicago who need it most. We thank our generous vendor partners whose kindness enables us to offer a substantial donation,” he said.



Delece Williams from Kidz Korna, was extremely thankful for the generous donation.  “We are honored to be chosen as the recipient of this year’s donation, working with Learning Express to delight children of all ages in the community.”


This year’s event was Learning Express Toys’ 24th annual convention and vendor expo.



About Learning Express Toys

Learning Express Toys is the nation's leading franchisor of specialty toy stores with more than 80 locations across the country - each one locally owned and operated. Providing an extraordinary shopping experience, Learning Express Toys & Gifts is best known for its knowledgeable and playful sales staff and its unique product mix (birth – age 14). Believing that everyone who walks through the doors should be WOWED, Learning Express focuses on toys, gifts & experiences that celebrate life’s best moments.


A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, civic fundraising and regularly scheduled children’s events contribute to the energetic atmosphere and exceptional customer service.


About Kidz Korna  

Established in 1994, Kidz Korna (KKO) helps to minimize VIOLENCE and ABUSE through Media, Community & Music Outreach, championing at-risk youth city-wide while taking them from the corners to opportunities, along with building family connections. Kidz Korna provides multiple programs and resources through partnerships & collaborations with the youth organization & tv show.


For more information, interview requests, and media inquiries, please contact Meghan Thompson at Meghan@learningexpress.com or (978) 889-1083.


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