One % Club
We have been participating in an activity called the “One % Club” since 1995. This donates aid money collected among voluntary employees to welfare/disabled persons’ organizations or areas stricken by disaster. There are many people who live their lives to their full extent even with their handicap. We, however, tend to forget about them. Therefore, the “One % Club” was named with the idea that we should think about them at least one % in our everyday lives and desire to support them.
The organizations which the “One % Club” is a corporate member of or donates to regularly are the Japan Guide Dog Association*１ and JMAS*２. We also raise money for disaster areas through Japan Red Cross and support the improvement of public welfare.
- ＊１： Overview of Japan Guide Dog Association
- Japan Guide Dog Association was authorized by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry in 1967 and is the first guide dog training organization established in Japan. The Association trains guide dogs and helps people with visual impairments to independently and actively enter society via rehabilitation programs for the visual impaired.
- ＊２： Overview of JMAS
- In the late 20th century, huge quantities of land mines remained all over the world where regional conflicts occurred. During these conflicts, some lost their parents and some lost their arms and legs by these land mines and still live in this tough environment. JMAS are working to help these people suffering from land mines and unexploded shells.