Silent Auction to Benefit Syrian Refugees

If you haven’t yet completed your holiday shopping, a silent auction called Shop For Syria is currently taking place on eBay that benefits Syrian refugees. Featuring products from COS to Diptyque, 3.1 Philip Lim, Rough Trade and even a personalized voicemail recording from Grammy Award-winning artist Sia, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, proceeds go to the UNHCR, who will use the funds to …

Google Will Match Your Donation to Refugee Relief

Google has so far donated €1 million to Europe’s ongoing refugee and migrant relief efforts and now they’ve doubled down on their commitment to humanitarian efforts by pledging to match the contributions of others. Donate and Google will match it—all the way until the collective effort reaches its goal of €10 million total. Donations will be distributed among four different non-profits: Doctors Without Borders, International …

IKEA Sends Shelters to Refugees

IKEA is providing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelters as part of an ongoing collaboration through its Housing for All Foundation. After initially being tested by 40 refugee families, the Better Shelters were upgraded with a solar panel, lamp, windows, ventilation and a locking door—earning them praise as a “milestone in democratic design.” They are set to ship in …