A Chicago-based children’s charity is looking for a new mode of transportation after the van they use to pick up toys and donate them to needy children was set on fire late last month.
Kidz Korna describes itself as an “urban voice in action” for at-risk youth. The group produces a television show and confronts child abuse and violence in Chicago’s communities, according to their website. They were preparing for their 5th annual holiday toy giveaway when the van they use to pick up donations was vandalized.
“I remember seeing last year around this time, a line from that door, all way past 80th Street waiting for toys,” Community Activist Lamont Coakley told NBC Chicago Thursday. “It’s sad to say that they might not get served this year.”