IKEA joined with journalist and television host Lisa Ling to mark its third annual Life Improvement Project with a $50,000 donation to Save the Children’s early education programs.
In addition to the donation, IKEA provided home furnishings, design advice and manpower to help make over a Family Head Start/Early Learn location in Brooklyn, N.Y., a Save the Children-supported facility which was affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“The people who participated in the ‘Life Improvement Project’ made a direct impact on children in need,” said Lisa Allen, IKEA Life Improvement Project Leader. “We’re pleased to have been able to partner with Save the Children to extend life improvement into the many places we collectively call home -- including our local communities.”
Ling, a Life Improvement Project ambassador, was present at the facility and helped Ikea unveil the new space. “I’m thrilled to have been part of this program which helped inspire consumers to make a positive impact on their homes and communities,” she said. “As a new mom myself, I’m happy Ikea is able to help children at this Sandy-affected facility and also kids all around the country.”
Save the Children is a leading, independent organization that strives to create lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.