Hesed House was awarded a complete room makeover (valued at approximately $10,000 to be used in our Transitional Living Community) from our generous friends at the IKEA store in Bolingbrook!
Thank you to everyone who voted for Hesed House!
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, thanks to you, that organization was Hesed House!
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.
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
Thanks again for helping Hesed House feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.