On February 23, Montblanc launched its global “Signature for Good” initiative in Los Angeles. This marks the fourth global collaboration between Montblanc and UNICEF, which has raised more than $5 million since 2004 through various initiatives to support UNICEF’s education programs for children. In this new collaboration, Montblanc will donate 10% of the retail sales price for each item purchased in the “Signature for Good” collection. It is part of a yearlong charity initiative to support UNICEF’s education programs in the company’s efforts to ensure that children have access to a quality education.
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Mr. Broccoli and his friends are back this year to celebrate IKEA’s annual “Soft Toys for Education” collection, and they’re joined by three new forest friends from the VANDRING series. From November 4 to December 29, for every purchase from the “Soft Toys for Education Campaign” collection, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.30) to support UNICEF’s and Save the Children’s global education programs.
Searching for a gift for the socially conscious? Items from Gucci’s Flag Collection benefit UNICEF’s education programs, improving the lives of children around the world. Gucci is expanding its ongoing support for UNICEF’s education initiatives by being the first corporate partner to support the Schools for Asia initiative, which provides access to quality education for the most disadvantaged children in the Asia-Pacific region. Twenty-five percent of the retail price of each item in the GG Flag Collection will support both the Schools for Africa and the Schools for Asia initiatives.
K.I.N.D (Kids in Need of Desks) has been an astounding success. 24 hours after MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell asked his viewers to donate $24 dollars to pick a student in Africa up off the floor, the K.I.N.D Fund had raised more than $280,000 dollars. One week later, we had raised almost $1 million.
IKEA continues to be UNICEF’s largest global corporate cash donor, providing significant support for UNICEF’s education programs, including UNICEF’s Schools for Africa program. Last year, IKEA and its customers contributed over $1 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF through the company’s annual soft toy campaign and UNICEF greeting card sales, which generated over $10 million for UNICEF globally.
IKEA co-workers (employees) are instrumental to the success of the soft toy campaign and IKEA’s overall partnership with UNICEF. Following the 2011 campaign, two IKEA co-workers from top performing IKEA stores in the United States were selected to have the opportunity to travel to see UNICEF’s programs and the impact of IKEA’s donations for children firsthand. These co-workers – Andrea Sorensen and Deandrea Flick – are wrapping-up their exciting one week trip to South Africa.
It was just six months ago that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in partnership with Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC launched the K.I.N.D. initiative to raise money to manufacture and supply desks in and around Lilongwe. We’ve reached our goal and more