Ikea donates $100K to refurnish childcare centers
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 8/29/2013 10:02:16 AM
Ikea and Save the Children, along with UPS have teamed up to help refurnish 39 early childhood development centers in areas of New York and New Jersey hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy last October.
Ikea will be donating over $100,000 of furnishings including bookcases, children's tables and chairs, cribs, desks and blankets to devastated child care centers that Save the Children is helping to restore, as well as to Save the Children's Brooklyn field office. UPS will be donating their delivery services to get the products to all the centers.
Hurricane Sandy flooded, damaged and destroyed infant and toddler rooms and classrooms in hundreds of New Jersey and New York child care centers. Save the Children makes child care recovery a focus of its emergency work so that children can return to a safe place to emotionally recover and to continue their development, often as their families struggle to put their lives back together and get back to work. Unlike schools, many child care centers are not eligible for federal assistance.
IKEA and Save the Children have been working together for over ten years to better the lives of millions of children in the US as well as in developing countries. Some of these programs include the annual IKEA Soft Toys for Education program and the US Early Steps to School Success initiative.
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