The Goodwill and IKEA partnership helps fulfill the Goodwill mission of providing an environmentally responsible end-of-life solution for items that are challenging for consumers to donate.
Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB)
April 20, 2017
IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the ‘IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event’, IKEA US stores* (41 of 43 stores) and Goodwill Industries International will partner together to host their first national furniture take back activity. At this time, customers can come to the IKEA parking lot where a Goodwill® truck will be present to receive their donated used furniture. In exchange, IKEA is giving these customers a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase (valid 4/22-5/21/2017). **
“The Goodwill and IKEA partnership helps fulfill the Goodwill mission of providing an environmentally responsible end-of-life solution for items that are challenging for consumers to donate. Goodwill will sell those items in stores to create job training and placement opportunities for people in local communities throughout the United States,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Goodwill is a nonprofit social enterprise and its retail footprint uses material donations to provide employment services so that people can find jobs, earn paychecks, and build their skills and credentials.”
The IKEA US ‘Sustainable Living Your Way’ event on April 22nd will include a full day of in-store activities including IKEA FAMILY giveaways, sweepstakes and great product offerings. There also will be delicious sustainable and nutritionally balanced food offerings at the IKEA restaurant, and the Swedish Food Market will offer $5 off of any $25 in-store purchase. Additionally, IKEA will be conducting games and several workshops for the whole family. Some of the topics will include:
•Benefits of Biking Workshop
•Sustainable Living Challenge (with prizes)
•LED Lightbulb Digital Game (with prizes)
•Småland Video and Coloring Sheets
IKEA Family members will have the ability to win a $100 gift card (4 winners per store), as well as a SLADDA bicycle ($399 value, one winner per store).
IKEA is committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. This sustainability event reflects how IKEA would like to help its customers live a sustainable life everyday. The IKEA Group has committed an allocation of $2.5 billion globally to invest in renewable energy through 2020. IKEA has solar arrays at more than 90% of its US locations, which IKEA owns and operates. IKEA US owns two wind farms with 104 wind turbines in the U.S. in Cameron, TX and Hoopeston, IL.