Tagged with: corporate IKEA’s Soft Toy Campaign to support UNICEF and Save the Children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2011 | News IKEA is again running its Soft Toy Campaign, aiming to raise €12 million for UNICEF and Save the Children. From 24 October to 23 December, for every IKEA soft toy, children’s book or children’s meal purchased, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro to education programmes around the world supported by the two children’s charities.IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes said: “You buy a gift for a child you love, and you help educate a child you may never know. It’s a chance to engage the 626 million annual visitors to IKEA stores worldwide, while expanding awareness among customers and co- workers of the power of education to transform children’s lives.”Since 2003, the partnership between IKEA, UNICEF and Save the Children through the Soft Toy Campaign has raised over €35.2 million globally, which has helped improve the lives of more than eight million children in 45 countries. This year’s goal is €12 million.www.ikea.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Angel Food Bakery is distributing leftover products through waste-prevention app, Olio. The Brighton-based business uploads photographs and descriptions of products to the app, which people in the area can then apply for and collect from the bakery.Olio is a free app that allows neighbours and business to exchange foodstuffs. The app launched in London last summer and recently went live in Brighton and Hove.Claire Tymoshyshyn, manager of Angel Food Bakery, told British Baker: “It’s really good, as sometimes we do just have a few cakes left over and we don’t have time to hand them over to homeless people.”The bakery is giving away its product for free, but does ask for a voluntary donation, some of which goes to animal rescue charity Sussex Pet Rescue.Tymoshyshyn said: “What we do is ask for a small donation depending on the size of the box we have. Half goes on the packaging and the rest to charity.“It’s a nice way to give something back. We’re not just saving cakes from the bin, but donating to charity as well.”In the future, Tymoshyshyn hopes to prevent even more waste by exchanging unwanted ingredients with other local business, such as egg yolks left over from macaron production.
Submit StumbleUpon Share Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Share Catena forecasts ‘record results’ ahead of August interims July 20, 2020 Related Articles Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Stockholm-listed industry publisher Catena Media has revealed that it is sourcing ‘alternative revenue streams’ for its sports division, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global sports fixtures.Publishing a trading update for January – February 2020, Catena Media revealed that sports accounted for 35% off its revenues generated during the period, which saw a 5.7% overall increase from €17.1m to €18m.The casino segment represented 59% of the company’s revenues during the first two months in 2020, while financial services revenues represented 5%.Addressing the shortfall in sports events, Catena Media said: “Due to the halt of several sports leagues, and postponement of major events across the globe, Catena Media is working closely with key operators to promote Sports events that are still running.“To mitigate the shortfall in Sports revenue, the focus is to increase the Casino business by converting traffic from a number of sports-related sites into Casino revenue and holding back on low-margin media spend.”The company emphasised that it is ‘closely following the global development of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the business’, and predicts that the outbreak ‘will have no foreseeable negative long-term effects’.Catena anticipated that the widespread postponement of sports fixtures ‘may contribute with a positive effect in the future when they are rescheduled.’Per Hellberg, CEO at Catena Media, commented: “The world is facing an unusual and challenging situation due to COVID-19. Catena Media’s largest business segment, Casino, represented 73% of EBITDA during January and February, is performing well and shows a positive development under the current circumstances.“Several sport events have been cancelled or postponed, and it is uncertain for how long this will last, but we are holding back on costs and finding alternative revenue streams for the Sport segment. Provided that the sports events start up after the summer break, our target remains unchanged, to reach double-digit profitable growth in 2020.”EBITDA for the two-month period increased 16.6% year-on-year to €8.6m, an increase from €7.4m.During the two-month period, Catena Media had not made any major investments, resulting in cash and cash equivalents of €19.2m and a net interest-bearing debt position of €162.5m.