IKEA Comes Back To NCS!
IKEA Comes Back for “Phase 2″ Community Project
Last summer, IKEA stepped into Northern Children’s Services ready to work. Employees from South Philly, Conshohocken, and corporate offices traveled to the 6-acre campus in Roxborough over a three-day span to assemble and completely furnish the newly renovated and massive Merrick Hall. It was an ambitious task and one that they did with so much excitement, genuinely thrilled to be doing something for such a great cause. Learn more about the incredible work they did in Merrick Hall by clicking here.
Evamay Lawson, Social and Environment Manager at IKEA USA, said “At IKEA, we are committed to helping children in our local communities get a better start in life. Our partnership with Northern Children Services helps us do this using our products, home furnishing expertise and co-worker time. Our co-workers love this collaboration with NCS as we are always welcomed with open arms and appreciation from our friends at Northern Children Services. Our goal at the end of the day is to help create a better everyday life for children in our local communities.”
This summer, IKEA came back wanting to continue their relationship with Northern Children’s Services and complete another community project.
Fabian Nevejas, Communications and Interior Design Manager of IKEA Conshohocken, said, “We have a mission that is close and dear to our hearts at IKEA and that is to create a better everyday life for the many people, especially children. Over the past few years, we have been fortunate to work closely with Northern Children Services to improve the lives of at-risk children and their families in our local community. This partnership reinforces our IKEA culture, our values and allows our creative co-workers to exercise their talent with true meaning and purpose.”
In just one week, which was pinned #IKEAWeek and can be followed on Northern Children’s Services Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, IKEA was able to completely transform the eight dorm rooms in Northern Children’s Services other residential building – the Buck/Weinberg building. The IKEA team carefully chose the furniture and design based on the needs of the young mothers and children and the space provided.
“Our Communication & Interior Design team had a clear vision and that was to create a space of inspiration without compromising all the needs of a young family. We carefully and precisely selected furniture and accessories that provided smart small-space solutions, that were safe for children, and yet still flexible enough to change with life. For instance, the STUVA crib converts into a toddler bed and includes storage; and our PAX closet system with its flexible interior fitting was specifically designed for NCS to maximize clothes storage for every tenant. We hope our work and collaboration continues to inspire everyone at NCS for years to come. Welcome home!”
On Tuesday, July 7th, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to reveal the final results of the room. Pictures of this event can be found on Northern Children’s Services Facebook page.