Tag: Good Cause Campaigns

Jump in and play for children’s rights!

October 23, 2017

Today, the IKEA Foundation kicks off the second year of the Let’s Play for Change campaign, which runs from the end of October until Christmas in IKEA stores. Play is not only vital for a healthy childhood; it’s a basic human right. Working with six amazing partners—Handicap International, Save the Children, Special Olympics, Room to Read, UNICEF and War Child—we’re making the right to play a reality for children affected by poverty, disability and migration. Read more

World Refugee Day: First solar-powered refugee camp connects Syrian refugee families to a brighter future

June 20, 2017

For two and a half years, Azraq refugee camp in Jordan had no electricity. In winter, the 54,000 Syrian refugees here lived in complete darkness for nearly half the day. Families had a small solar lantern to study or work by, but its light would die after a few hours. In summer, when temperatures soar […] Read more

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World’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

May 17, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. The solar plant, which cost 8.75 million euros, has been entirely funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign that raised 30.8 million euro for UNHCR projects. Read more

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

January 31, 2017

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year (The Guardian, 27 January 2017). Read more

Say yes to play with our new Good Cause campaign!

November 20, 2016

Today—20 November—is Children’s Rights Day, and the IKEA Foundation is celebrating by launching a new campaign in IKEA stores to help more children enjoy their right to play. Play is at the heart of every happy childhood. It gives children the chance to find out about the world, learn how to get on with people, […] Read more

Thank you IKEA Foundation

IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises 30.8 million euros for renewable energy sources for refugee families

January 18, 2016

IKEA’s global campaign has raised 30.8 million euros for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide light and renewable energy sources for refugee families. Read more

Thank you IKEA Foundation

Thank you for helping us donate €30 million to light up refugee camps

January 18, 2016

Our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign is helping the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) bring light and energy to refugee camps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to the support of IKEA’s co-workers and customers, the campaign has raised a total of €30.8 million to fund renewable energy and education in the camps. […] Read more

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IKEA stores around the world to raise funds to brighten lives for refugees

November 23, 2015

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to over 40 countries to raise millions of euros for refugees. Read more

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises €10.8 million for UNHCR

April 10, 2015

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, thanks IKEA customers and co-workers for supporting ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’. Read more

You helped us raise €10.8m to light refugee camps—THANK YOU!

April 10, 2015

Thanks to IKEA customers and co-workers who supported the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the IKEA Foundation will be able to donate €10.8m to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to light refugee camps. The campaign ran in IKEA stores from 1 February to 29 March. For every LED light bulb purchased by an IKEA […] Read more

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