IKEA Celebrates Success of Third Annual "Life Improvement Project" by Extending Life Improvement into the Community

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Program Ambassador Lisa Ling on Hand to Help IKEA Present $50,000 Donation to Save the Children and to Help Renovate a Brooklyn-based Children’s Facility Affected by Hurricane Sandy

IKEA and Lisa Ling Celebrate Life Improvement Project with Donation to Save the Children and Makeover of Brooklyn Children's Facility Affected by Hurricane Sandy

IKEA, the Life Improvement Store, today unveiled a $50,000 donation to Save the Children’s early education programs as the culmination of the third year of the IKEA “Life Improvement Project” (http://www.thelifeimprovementproject.com). In addition, IKEA provided home furnishings, design expertise and manpower to help make over a Family Head Start/Early Learn location in Brooklyn, New York, a Save the Children-supported facility which was affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Last fall, IKEA launched the third year of the “Life Improvement Project” to offer consumers inspiration and suggestions to help them make a positive impact on their homes and the lives within. As a celebration of the public’s participation in sharing their tips of life improvement at home, IKEA committed $50,000 to Save the Children’s U.S.-based education programs, serving children in need throughout the country.

“The people who participated in the ‘Life Improvement Project’ made a direct impact on children in need,” said Lisa Allen, IKEA Life Improvement Project Leader. “We’re pleased to have been able to partner with Save the Children to extend life improvement into the many places we collectively call home – including our local communities.”

Additionally, IKEA provided new furnishings and solutions to equip the Family Head Start/Early Learn center to continue to provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth. The “Life Improvement Project” ambassador and acclaimed journalist and television host, Lisa Ling, was on hand to unveil the new space. “I’m thrilled to have been part of this program which helped inspire consumers to make a positive impact on their homes and communities. As a new mom myself, I’m happy IKEA is able to help children at this Sandy-affected facility and also kids all around the country,” said Ling.

Through the “Life Improvement Project”, IKEA reinforces its commitment of providing a better everyday life for the many people through the products and services offered at IKEA, The Life Improvement Store. For more details, visit http://www.thelifeimprovementproject.com.

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ABOUT IKEA
IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 340 IKEA stores in 41 countries/territories, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, go to IKEA-USA.com.

ABOUT SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the Children is the leading, independent organization that creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

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