IKEA Helps Out Senior Center After Robbers Steal All The Furniture

In February, residents of a recently opened senior center in Cincinnati found that their home hadn’t just been burgled — the thieves had made off with every piece of furniture and artwork in the lobby. While neither the purloined furnishings nor the ambitious burglars have been found, the folks at IKEA have decided to help out with some free stuff.

The center, which only opened a year ago, was the victim of a mass theft in late February.

“They took all furniture, area rug, accent pieces, pictures and our framed Rookwood art tile,” reads a Feb. 24 Facebook post from the Over-the-Rhine Community Housing project that oversees this 15-unit facility, where residents must earn 50% of the area’s median income or below.

In response to the crime, the local IKEA decided to pitch in with some free furniture that was delivered this morning:

“We are very excited to give the residents a new look,” a rep for the IKEA told FOX19 in Cincinnati. “It’s our honor to work with a great organization that gives residents independence and security in a wonderful neighborhood. We are honored to be part of this project and hope the kindness of other businesses and strangers will turn this unfortunate situation into a positive for the residents & community.”

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