IKEA U.S. to Support LGBTQ+ Homelessness Relief Initiatives With Its Pride Collection
Featuring the limited-edition STORSTOMMA rainbow lunch bag.
IKEA U.S. has just unveiled its latest Pride Month collection featuring the limited-edition STORSTOMMA rainbow lunch bag and the large STORSTOMMA bag. According to a press release, 30 percent of the retail price from each sale of the lunch bag will be donated to New York City‘s Ali Forney Center and the Los Angeles LGBT Center – up to $50,000 USD per charity – until August 31. Rafael Fantauzzi, Country Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at IKEA U.S. said:
“At a challenging time when much of the country and the world must self-isolate, it is important to recognize the meaning of the word ‘home.’ Unfortunately, for many LGBTQ+ individuals facing discrimination, stigmatization and isolation, the four walls of a house are not always a ‘safe space.’ That’s why we’re committed to creating a more loving, accepting world – because everyone deserves to feel at home, every day, everywhere.”
In addition to this initiative, IKEA U.S. has committed $25,000 USD to each organization in order to provide affordable housing solutions, shelter and support services for the homeless LGBTQ+ community. Take a look at both pieces in the gallery above.
IKEA’s limited-edition STORSTOMMA rainbow lunch bag retails for $0.99 USD, while the large STORSTOMMA bag is priced at $2.99 USD. Both are now available to purchase via IKEA U.S.’ website.
In other Pride Month-related news, here are 15 Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations you can support and donate to.