For the past 12 years, IKEA has used their Soft Toys For Education campaign to raise awareness and funds for children in need around the world. For each toy they’ve sold as part of the project, they’ve donated one dollar to UNICEF and Save The Children.
This year, however, the company decided to get some extra help in designing toys. Kids around the world submitted their unique drawings for a chance to have them transformed into actual stuffed animals. Children helping peers with their own special talents — what could be more adorable and heartwarming than that?
Koen, ten years old, from the Netherlands.
Karla, ten years old, from Croatia.
Stella, six years old, from Cyprus.
Thymeo, four years old, from Belgium.
Terrence, six years old, from Malaysia.
Albert, seven years old, from Romania.
You-Chen Wu, six years old from Taiwan.
Maja, eight years old, and John, five years old, from Norway.
(via Bored Panda)
You can see the other winners and buy one or two for your kiddos over on their website. You’ll be putting a smile on more than just one child’s face with each purchase.