DENVER, Colo., December 8, 2017 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading treatment provider for children facing severe challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect, has been chosen as the beneficiary of IKEA Centennial’s 2017 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.
By placing over 30 signs throughout its store and highlighting 150 items to bolster therapeutic goals, IKEA Centennial hopes to collect 600 toys or children’s furniture pieces for the children in treatment at Mount Saint Vincent. The campaign runs through December 24, 2017.
“Play therapy can help young children express their thoughts and feelings comfortably and safely through toys and creative play,” said Mount Saint Vincent Executive Director Kirk Ward. “We are grateful to IKEA for their support in helping our children along their paths to recovery.”
“This holiday season, we really want to ensure that children in treatment at Mount Saint Vincent have all the tools they need to play for years to come. We are honored have Mount Saint Vincent be our benefactors locally for our Let’s Play for Change Campaign. The effort our coworkers and customers have put into this campaign thus far really makes a person be 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” said IKEA Centennial Loyalty Manager Megan Thompson.
Those interested in donating a gift to a child at Mount Saint Vincent can do so by purchasing an item at the IKEA Centennial store and putting it in the specially marked Mount Saint Vincent collection bins.
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 coworkers, 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
Phone: 303-458-7220 ext. 241