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June 24, 2020

For Immediate Release

Mayor's Office of Homeless Services

IKEA Donates Bedding and More to Local Shelters

Baltimore, MD — Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) staff and volunteers helped to distribute a large donation of home goods from IKEA Perryville, a local Customer Fulfillment site for global retailer IKEA to three City shelters on Friday, June 19, 2020. As part of their community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IKEA has donated hundreds of new bedding, linens, furniture, and care package items to shelters and non-profit supportive housing organizations across the city. In the first round of deliveries on June 19, donations were distributed to three of the City’s emergency shelter sites with remaining donations to be delivered to partner organizations across the City over the next week.

MOHS delivered hundreds of IKEA home goods and masks to three City emergency shelter sites last Friday. Youth from MOCFS’ Connect-2-Success initiative helped to distribute the goods.The donations come at a time of great need as shelters and non-profits across Baltimore work tirelessly to meet the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. IKEA’s home good items are critical donations; both for emergency shelters and for supportive housing programs helping clients to furnish their new living situations and rebuild their lives after experiencing homelessness.

The remaining deliveries took place on June 24th to partner organizations across the City, including St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Associated Catholic Charities, Youth Empowered Society (YES), AIRS, Healthcare Access Maryland, Women’s Housing Coalition, Healthcare for the Homeless, Dayspring, Marian House, Project PLASE, and House of Ruth Maryland.

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