Calgarians can purchase a $25 Christmas tree from IKEA and help support the Women In Need Society (WINS) at the same time.
Trees will be on sale from November 21 until December 20, or while supplies last. Trees can be purchased from any IKEA cashier at checkout.
Once purchased, the tree can be picked up from the onsite Christmas tree lot at the IKEA Calgary location. Partial proceeds from tree sales will be directed to WINS.
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Customers purchasing a Christmas tree will also receive a $25 coupon to IKEA that they can use starting in 2021!
“IKEA has been an amazing corporate partner that leads by example in terms of giving back and being part of the community,” said Karen Ramchuk, WINS Executive Director.
“Earlier this year, IKEA provided home kits as a way to help people struggling during the pandemic. WINS was able to facilitate distributing these kits to some of Calgary’s most vulnerable residents and the impact was truly incredible.”
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Proceeds that are generated from the IKEA Christmas tree sales will help support WINS essential services, namely the Free Goods Referral Program, which provides basic household items and furniture to WINS clients.
If you are interested in helping out and working at the tree lot this holiday season, there are still some volunteer shifts available. Details and registration for volunteering can be found here.
Calgarians can also donate their gently used furniture at the IKEA Black & Green – Give Back Day that is taking place on November 28. The event is a Furniture Bank Network (FBN) initiative, and will run from 10 am to 4 pm in the Calgary IKEA parking lot. There will be donation trucks waiting there to collect the furniture donations.
These donations will be reused or recycled by WINS in support of its programming, highlighting the importance of keeping waste out of landfills.
“We are thrilled to be able to support Calgary’s Women in Need Society this year, especially since they have seen an increase in need due to the ongoing pandemic,” said Chandra Smith with IKEA Communications in the release.
“We pride ourselves on being a part of the community we work in, which means giving back to the less fortunate when we are able. WINS also exemplifies this value, which makes this partnership such a great fit.”