The IKEA Foundation, with the help of its customers and employees, have donated $12 million to UNICEF and Save the Children for projects that will help create opportunities for children to have access to a quality education.
Thanks to this year’s Soft Toy for Education 2012 donation, The IKEA Foundation will support 18 UNICEF and Save the Children projects in 17 countries. UNICEF’s share will fund the Schools for Africa initiative in eight countries and the Schools in Asia initiative in China. Save the Children’s equal share will support education for children in the most marginalized groups in Asia and Eastern Europe.
In the United States, IKEA raised more than $1 million through the sales of soft toys and children’s books.
Since 2003, the start of this annual campaign, the IKEA Foundation has raised nearly $74 million.