DENVER, Colo., February 7, 2018 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading treatment provider for children facing severe challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect, received more than 800 items, including stuffed animals, puppets, art supplies, tents, and a $1,000 gift card, as part of of IKEA Centennial’s Let’s Play for Change campaign. The campaign builds on IKEA’s mission to create a better everyday life at home by promoting every child’s right to play. The value of the donation, which comes from both IKEA Centennial and its customers, exceeds $6,000.
Unlike traditional cognitive or “talk” therapies, adjunct therapies give clinicians a different way to tap into children’s thoughts and emotions. These conduits of self-expression allow clinicians to treat a child’s trauma in a safe, nurturing environment.
“Play therapy can help young children express their thoughts and feelings comfortably and safely through toys and creative activities,” said Mount Saint Vincent Executive Director Kirk Ward. “We are grateful to IKEA Centennial for their support in helping our children along their paths to recovery.”
“We are honored to have Mount Saint Vincent as our local benefactor for our Let’s Play for Change Campaign,” said IKEA Centennial Loyalty Manager Megan Thompson. “The effort our coworkers and customers put into this effort makes a person proud to be part of this community, where we all take part in guaranteeing that every child at Mount Saint Vincent experiences the power and impact of play.”
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency 84-0405 260 founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children facing severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The nonprofit’s continuum of care includes residential treatment, day treatment, in-home therapy, foster care services, community trainings, parent education, a K–8 school, and community early learning center. For more information, visit msvhome.org.
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 380 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 46 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its co-workers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing & Communications Specialist
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