Boston Area Shelter, Elizabeth Stone House, Receives Generous Donation of Toys from Learning Express Toys

December 16, 2013 - On Monday, December 16, members of the Elizabeth Stone House staff will pick up thousands of dollars worth of toys from the Learning Express Toys corporate headquarters in Devens, MA.

"We rely solely on donations for our annual holiday toy drive," says Nancy Owens Hess, executive director of the Elizabeth Stone House. "This contribution has an immediate impact on our families and makes an incredible difference in their holiday."

The Elizabeth Stone House, located in Roxbury, MA, serves homeless individuals and families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues. The Stone House provides residential and non-residential programs, as well as an emergency shelter for those in immediate need. Annually, the Stone House helps 450 individuals, with 100 of those being children.

"At Learning Express Toys, we are committed to supporting our community," says founder Sharon DiMinico. "It brings us great joy to be able to share toys with children in need." Founded in 1987, Learning Express Toys is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores, with more than 130 locations across the country.

About Learning Express

Learning Express is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 130 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. Learning Express Toys provides an extraordinary shopping experience with knowledgeable sales staff who can offer expert advice on choosing the perfect toy, for every child, for every occasion. The Learning Express product mix is carefully selected from manufacturers around the world and each toy has exceptional play value. A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, civic fundraising, and customer VIP programs make each Learning Express store an integral part of its community.

SOURCE Learning Express


Victoria A. Harnish
Director of Communications



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