IKEA Soft Toy Campaign for UNICEF

UNICEF Australia are delighted with the news that furniture giants IKEA will be making them a 1 Euro donation for every cuddly bear sold in their Soft Toy Campaign. The concept started back in 2003, and this year the goal is to raise an amazing 12million Euros to help education programs worldwide.

Last year an astounding 11.4million Euros was raised, with the money being spent by UNICEF and Save the Children in 22 countries across the globe. This fundraising effort is believed to have helped an amazing 8 million children to a better education, no matter their circumstances.

UNICEF Australia Chief Executive, Dr Norman Gillespie, said –

Education is a fundamental human right: Every child is entitled to it. When we ensure that children have access to a rights-based, quality education that is rooted in gender equality, we create a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations to come. Yet sadly, 69 million children around the world are denied their right to a quality education due to things like poverty, disability, displacement, discrimination or cultural customs.

All you need to do is buy a soft toy either instore or online from IKEA before midnight on Christmas Eve 2011 to help give a child the education they deserve. There’s a great range to choose from and would make the perfect festive gift to a friend or loved one.

Help Support UNICEF Australia with a Charity Gift

You can help raise funds with UNICEF Inspired Gifts. Presents start at just $10, and for a little as $32 you could buy a virtual charity gift like a football and pump for children in refugee camps to free their minds and experience the ‘beautiful game’.

There are so many to choose from, and these thoughtful gifts would make an ideal present for a loved one…

it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

> > Click here to purchase a UNICEF Australia Inspired Gift

Other great charity gifts

"Please note, any prices mentioned in the Charity Gifts blog are correct at the time of posting. Please check the relevant website for the latest pricing information."

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