IKEA to Provide Makeover for Charities


IKEA U.S., the chain selling ready-to-assemble furniture that has corporate headquarters in Conshohocken, announced that 43 charities across the country will be receiving a makeover and product donations as a result of winning this year’s IKEA Life Improvement Challenge.

Additionally, 77 other charities that were first and second runners-up will win an IKEA product donation.

IKEA aims to play a part in creating a better life for the many people, as well as communities touched by IKEA business. While IKEA works on a global level to improve the lives of people in developing countries, IKEA also wants to be a good neighbor in its local communities. The IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker challenge is one way to make a difference closer to home.

Each year, IKEA receives many inspiring proposals from IKEA co-workers as candidates for the campaign. Then the IKEA steering committee – at each store – selects up to three organizations for co-workers and customers to vote online. The charitable organization, from each store market, with the highest number of online votes becomes the winner, and the second- and third-place winners receive an IKEA product donation.

Illumination Foundation of Costa Mesa, Calif. and Warriors for Autism of Tampa, Fla. are two of the 43 winners.

Illumination Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent the cycle of homelessness.

Warriors for Autism’s mission is to enlighten, enrich, and empower the lives of families on the autism spectrum by offering inclusive programs and services that fit the ever-growing needs of the community.


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