IKEA is the largest corporate donor to Unicef, having committed more than $180 million in both cash and in-kind donations to Unicef programmes to save and improve the lives of children and their families.
The partnership between IKEA and Unicef is very exciting, with IKEA having a true commitment to social responsibility. They have joined with Unicef using their expertise to tackle issues like child labour.
Soft Toys for Education Campaign
The Soft Toy for Education campaign has launched again! We are now in our eleventh year and for every soft toy sold from now until 3 January, €1 will be donated to Unicef and Save the Children to support education programmes around the world.
This year, we have enlisted some celebrities to support the campaign by reading a story of one the children supported by the campaign. Unicef UK’s very own ambassador, James Nesbitt, has lent his voice and reads of the story of Manjo.
Our success to date
Since the beginning of our partnership in 2003, the Soft Toy for Education campaign has raised €67 million, which has helped improve the educational opportunities of more than 11 million children in 46 countries.
A small contribution can make a big difference to a lot of children. The donations help Unicef and Save the Children train teachers in child-friendly teaching methods, improve child protection systems, supply educational materials, and increase school attendance rates.