Saturday, June 17, 2017

5000 Beds and Bedding Donated

A community donation campaign called 5000 Dreams has formed to help new refugees in the local IKEA store areas, according to a press release from PR Newswire on June 14, 2017 in Conshohocken, PA. With three partner refugee organizations, 5000 beds and bedding will be donated by IKEA to help refugees and their families make a new start in America. Many have fled with no possessions, having been displaced by violence and intense persecution. This is a worldwide problem, having accelerated in recent years with unprecedented violence, and these organizations have partnered together to help meet basic needs in these communities. The program, 5000 Dreams demonstrates compassion for those who have been unexpectedly uprooted, meeting a very basic need, a bed to sleep on.
IKEA U.S. Has worked in other community programs including Early Steps to School Success, Feeding the Future and the Life Improvement programs to help local schools and other organizations. IKEA provides donations and volunteers. Worldwide, IKEA helps provide shelter, helps with life skills training, gives access to education and renewable energy for families in Ethiopia, Burkina Fasco, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Sudan, Chad and Kenya. For those in need here in America, they also offer discounted items like food and other basics through their stores and restaurants in these communities.

The three coordinated organizations involved in the 5000 Dreams program are the U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the International Rescue Committee and the Ethiopian Community Development Council. The 5000 beds and beddingwill be donated over the years 2017 and 2018.

For the full news release go to


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