ORLANDO, Florida, march 10, 2015– BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation in Winter Park, FL was awarded a complete IKEA makeover from the IKEA store Orlando. Now families of local Central Florida children battling Cancer will have a new and improved home away from home.
“Families in the midst of this hard journey are often away from their home to spend countless hours in hospitals, doctors offices and outpatient waiting rooms. Having a “BASE Camp” home away from home —allows families a place where they can stop to get a meal, make a phone call, take a nap… The fact that Ikea is going to make our home even more comfortable is remarkable!” said Terri Jones, president and founder of BASE Camp Chilren’s Cancer Foundation.
IKEA wants to play a part in creating a better life for the many people, as well as communities touched by IKEA business. While IKEA works on a global level to improve the lives of people in developing countries, IKEA also wants to be a good neighbor in its local communities. The IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker challenge is one way to make a difference closer to home.
How the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge Works:
Each year, IKEA receives many inspiring proposals from IKEA co-workers as candidates for the campaign. Then the IKEA steering committee – at each store – selects up to three organizations for co-workers and customers to vote online (this year’s voting period was February 16 – March 2). The charitable organization, from each store market, with the highest number of online votes becomes the winner, and the 2nd and 3rd place winners receive IKEA gift cards.
IKEA US started the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge in 2011, and since then over 120 local charities have received over $1 million in IKEA products, design expertise, and manpower.
For more information on the winners, read here: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/img/ad_content/FY15_IKEA_Life_Improvement_Challenge_Winners_List.pdf