Organization of Community Chest
The Community Chest
The Community Chest Campaign has been promoted mainly by 47 Prefectural Community Chest located in each prefecture in the nation. The Board of Directors and the Board of Councillors, respectively consisting of representatives who reflect the intention of residents of that community, are making efforts for proper management and put this Campaign into practice.
The main task is decision of allocation plans based on requests from social welfare facilities and organizations, setting the campaign goal for fund raising, fund raising, collection and allocation of the fund. Also, the Community Chest attempts to substantiate the comprehensive consultation and contact function in respect of donation including the Community Chest and nongovernment social welfare financial source.
District Offices and Branch Offices
The Community Chest may establish district offices and branch offices in municipalities, then call them “the Community Chest Committee.”
In order to play the role of an implementation body more familiar to community residents, the district offices and branch offices, as an internal organ of the Community Chest, share and conduct the activities of fund raising, allocation adjustment and public relations by district based on the various plans determined by the Community Chest.
The district offices and branch offices are located in municipalities throughout the nation, totaling to some 3,300 offices.
Central Community Chest of Japan
The Central Community Chest of Japan, mainly consisting of the representatives of the Prefectural Community Chest, is engaged in planning and public relations of the Campaign with the national level viewpoint for the purpose of providing mutual liaison to the Prefectural Community Chest and coordination of services, thereby render the support for smooth development of the Campaign by the Prefectural Community Chest.
The Community Chest, the district offices and branch offices and the Central Community Chest of Japan are engaged in various practical activities including acceptance, registration and training of the Community Chest volunteers, activity planning and implementation, according to the plans of the Community Chest and in liaison with volunteer centers and the like.