IKEA South Philadelphia collaborated with local National Pan-Hellenic Council members by donating hundreds of plants, which will be distributed to those who are confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
The organizations include: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Theta Pi Omega Chapter; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Theta Psi Sigma Chapter; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Delaware County Alumni Chapter and Zeta Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
“At IKEA, our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people,” Julie Mott, IKEA South Philadelphia market manager, said. “We believe we are a part of the communities that we sit in and serve so we believe it is especially important to support local initiatives and groups. We are excited to partner with these organizations to donate plants to raise the spirits of local seniors and those who are affected during this pandemic.”
Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) “primary purpose and focus remains community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.”
“We are stronger together, and partnering with these organizations who continue to serve their communities are especially paramount during these times and together we can continue to move forward,” Michael Hill, IKEA South Philadelphia customer experience manager, added.
During this crisis IKEA will donate products and supplies valued at $1.6 million to support relief efforts across the U.S. They will contribute a combined total of $1 million worth of products to the American Red Cross, Departments of Health in the most-heavily impacted states as identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and to local nonprofits in our neighboring communities.
To support longer-term needs, they have allocated $600,000 to work with our stores and distribution units to assist with local efforts to relieve homelessness and isolation.