A back-to-school shopping tip

August 26, 2009

As you head out to do your back-to-school shopping, a desk lamp may be on your list. If so, consider this: purchasing a SUNNAN solar powered lamp at IKEA at a cost of $19.99 will not only provide you with light but also light-up the life of a child. In a unique new initiative, IKEA (a long-time partner) has teamed up with UNICEF to enable children to play, read, write and study at night, even if their homes have no electricity.

As you head out to do your back-to-school shopping, a desk lamp may be on your list. If so, consider this: purchasing a SUNNAN solar powered lamp at IKEA at a cost of $19.99 will not only provide you with light but also light up the life of a child. In a unique new initiative, IKEA (a long-time partner) has teamed up with UNICEF to enable children to play, read, write and study at night, even if their homes have no electricity.

IKEA's Sunnan-Lamp

For every SUNNAN solar powered lamp sold in stores worldwide IKEA will provide one lamp to UNICEF for a child. This program will help countless children in developing countries whose worlds go dark once the sun goes down.

The first shipments of lamps are destined for Pakistan, helping children who had to flee their homes and are now living in camps for displaced people, and those living in remote villages.

To learn more or to find an IKEA store near you, visit www.IKEA-usa.com.