Soft toys for education

The power of partnership

It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, big or small – or one of the world’s biggest retailers –
to succeed it takes collaboration. That’s why the IKEA Foundation supports Save the Children and UNICEF. Both organizations develop innovative solutions, influence government policy and make substantial changes to children’s lives.
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IKEA Foundation
The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. We aim to improve opportunities for children and youth in some of the world’s poorest communities by funding holistic, long-term programs that can create substantial, lasting change. The IKEA Foundation works with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child’s life: a place to call home; a healthy start in life; a quality education; and a sustainable family income.
Learn more about the IKEA Foundation
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Save the Children
Is the world’s leading independent organization for children, delivering programs and improving children’s lives in more than 120 countries worldwide. Working toward a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change to their lives.
Learn more about Save the Children
UNICEF coworker kneeling across from a girl holding a pillow.Unicef logo
Promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything they do. Together with its partners, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Learn more about UNICEF
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IWitness BLOG
IWitness Global Citizens Program
Hear from IKEA co-workers who have visited good cause supported projects
Soft toys for education
Why this campaign matters
Meet two of the children who’ve benefited from the campaign
 Drawing of kids’ faces by Molly Crabapple.