IKEA CANADA PLEDGES $180,000 TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES SETTLE

Retailer to provide basic home furnishings including mattresses and cookware

RUSS MARTIN DECEMBER 10, 2015 (Marketing Magazine)
The 25,000 refugees headed to Canada are set to get a little help from IKEA.

On Thursday the retailer announced its plans to support Syria’s refugees to Canada via a pledge of $180,000 worth of home furnishings. It has invited registered charities helping refugees settle in Canada to request donations through the initiative.

The donation will be spread evenly across the markets IKEA operates in to support the communities surrounding all 12 of its Canadian stores.

According to the company, the donation includes items selected to help refugees meet their basic home furnishing needs as they start their new lives in Canada. Items include cookware, appliances, bed frames, mattresses, linens, dining room tables and chairs, and children’s toys and books.

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