Mr. Broccoli and his friends are back this year to celebrate IKEAâ€™s annual “Soft Toys for Education” collection. New to the soft toys family this year are forest friends from the VANDRING series (including a hedgehog, a bear and an owl hand puppet) that encourage caring about our environment. Plus, theyâ€™re characters in the IKEA FAMILY childrenâ€™s book, The Hedgehog Leaves Home, written by Ulf Stark and illustrated by Ann-Cathrine.Â For every purchase from the â€śSoft Toys for Education Campaignâ€ť collection from November 4 to December 29, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.30) to support UNICEFâ€™s and Save the Childrenâ€™s global education programs, including UNICEFâ€™s Schools for Africa initiative.
Since 2003, IKEA Soft Toys for Education has raised more than $61.75 million through this campaign, providing a quality education for more than 8 million children in 40 different countries. For more information, visit http://www.ikeafoundation.org/.