IKEA Los Angeles Co-Workers Participate in IWitness Ambassador Trip to West Virginia

IKEA co-workers awarded an ambassador trip to witness the IKEA
U.S.-funded Save the Children literacy program
Early Steps to School

CARSON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA announced that Spencer Saldumbide of IKEA Burbank and Apollo Meza
of IKEA Carson travelled to Arnoldsburg, West Virginia, to visit and
experience Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success
literacy program funded by IKEA U.S.

The Early Steps to School Success (ESSS) program was launched in
West Virginia in 2010. Today it partners with eight communities in five
counties serving 3,197 children. Each year, IKEA U.S. co-workers travel
around the world to witness first-hand what a difference our support
makes in the lives of children and refugees.

In 2016, 14 IKEA U.S. co-workers will participate in three different
IWitness trips: four co-workers have already travelled to rural West
Virginia to visit Save
the Children
literacy programs funded by IKEA USA; five co-workers
are traveling to Southeast Asia to visit educational programs funded by
the IKEA Foundation Soft
Toys for Education program
; and five co-workers are traveling to
rural Texas to see the most recent IKEA U.S. wind
farm purchase
and participate in a service project for that area.

The IWitness program is just one reason why IKEA is a great place to
work. IKEA U.S. was recently listed on the 2016
FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

To follow the co-workers’ experiences, visit: https://www.instagram.com/ikeausajourneys/.

About IKEA Group

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.
Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of
well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that
as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are
currently 328 IKEA Group stores in 28 countries. Additionally, there are
40 IKEA stores run by franchises. There are 41 IKEA stores in the U.S.
IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports
initiatives that benefit children and the environment.

About IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation aims to improve opportunities for children and youth
in some of the world’s poorest communities by funding holistic,
long-term programs that can create substantial, lasting change.
Currently-funded programs benefit an estimated 100 million children.
Learn more at www.ikeafoundation.org
and www.facebook/IKEAfoundation.


IKEA Carson
Jessica Azerrad
Local Marketing Specialist