Friday, March 13, 2009

IKEA Donates to Help India's Poor

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced recently that they will be receiving $48 million donation from the popular Swedish furniture chain IKEA. UNICEF, IKEA, and the government of India have created a partnership in 2000 to address poverty, health, debt, and education issues. According to Karin Hulshof, UNICEF India Country Representative, The resources being provided will allow us to implement critical long-term programmes that seek to improve child survival, development and protection." Currently UNICEF's biggest corporate partner, IKEA has committed to a total of more than $180 million from 2000 to 2015, setting a high standard for other corporations.
Source: UN News Centre