GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK ~ Save the Children and IKEA

Cuddly, soft toys – we’ve all loved one. Money raised from the sales of IKEA soft toys is helping children around the world go to school.

IKEA has partnered with Save the Children to offer adorable stuffed soft toys under $10. For every toy sold, 1 euro (approximately $1.35 US dollar) will go to Save the Children and UNICEF to extend and start new children’s educational programs in 22 countries.

The IKEA Soft-Toy campaign began in 2003 and has since raised over 23.8 Million euros for UNICEF and Save the Children ($30 Million USD). Since that time, this program has benefited eight million children in developing countries by giving them the ability to have a better education.

With soft toy prices ranging from just $0.49 to $19.99, these cuddly toys make perfect stocking stuffers, grab bag items and affordable gifts for all of the children on your list. This year, for the first time, the final week of the promotion (December 18th-24th) IKEA will also make a donation of €1 (approximately $1.30) for every IKEA children’s product sold and also for one kids menu item in the IKEA restaurant!

Save the Children and T.J. Maxx “Totes for Change” program

During back-to-school season, sales of T.J. Maxx limited edition, specially designed reusable tote bags featuring original children’s artwork, will benefit children in need in the United States.
For each reusable bag sold (.99 cents), T.J. Maxx will donate one basic item—like socks, underwear or backpacks—to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, an organization that helps make sure kids around the world are safe, healthy, well nourished and educated.

For over 25 years, T.J.Maxx and Save the Children have worked together to help children living in our nation’s poorest rural communities by providing literacy, nutrition and physical fitness programs that give them a chance for a brighter future. This partnership began with the sponsorship of 113 children, and has grown to over 925 with every T.J.Maxx store sponsoring a child. Since 1984 T.J.Maxx and its customers have donated over $14 million to children in need in the United States.