War Child joins IKEA Good Cause Campaign

War Child is one of six leading children’s rights organisations taking part in this year’s IKEA Good Cause Campaign. ‘Let’s Play for Change’ will see the IKEA Foundation support the fundamental right to play for children through activities in IKEA stores across the world.

War Child is one of six participating organisations in this year’s IKEA Good Cause campaign - ‘Let’s Play for Change’. From Sunday November 20 to Saturday December 24, the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 to good causes for each children’s book and toy sold in IKEA stores worldwide. 

‘Let’s Play for Change’ sees the IKEA Foundation team up with six leading children’s rights organisations - including War Child - to promote and support the fundamental right to play for children in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

War Child’s participation in the campaign will contribute towards our work in Jordan and Lebanon with children affected by the Syrian conflict.

Safe Spaces for Play

With the help of the IKEA Foundation, War Child will be able to support 18,000 Syrian and vulnerable local children in Jordan and Lebanon. Our efforts will enable them to play, reclaim their childhood and rebuild their future after years of violence. Inside our network of ‘Safe Spaces’ children from all communities can play, learn and develop.

Our work in Jordan and Lebanon also sees us set up child protection structures and provide psychosocial support to parents and other important adults in children’s lives. War Child is currently the leading organisation providing education, protection and psychosocial support services to Syrian refugee children inside Jordan and Lebanon.

The other participating organisations in this year’s campaign are Save the Children, Handicap International, Room to Read, Special Olympics and UNICEF.