The CCCJ has various programs that can accommodate and promote your company’s CSR activities. Donations to the CCCJ are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Since 2012, Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBJ) has supported the Children’s Care and Education donation theme, which was chosen by its employees and designed to help those who affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. As part of the PBJ Employee Giving Campaign, every donation made by an employee was matched by the company.
The campaign theme for 2015 was also determined by employees vote, and benefited the Earthquake Orphans Support Program. This initiative gave educational support to children who lost their parents or caregivers in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The fund specifically helped orphans cover educational expenses and provided congratulatory money for events such as entrance in and graduation from school.
Two promotional events were held at the Tokyo office of Pitney Bowes during the 2015 campaign—on October 15 and November 13—at which CCCJ staff explained the program and answered employee questions. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of food at the event was also donated. These promotional events not only raised funds, but also gave employees a chance to learn more about the program and the areas it assists. In 2015, payroll deduction was offered as a donation option, which increased total support to its highest level ever.
Since 2006, Agilent Technologies has participated in the employee donation program Agilent Dream Fund, a system that allows employees to choose how much they give, where to apply their donation, and how the money is deducted from payroll. The company has also implemented a matching gift program through which the company adds the same amount as the employee’s donation. The total is then allocated to the selected prefecture’s Red Feather Community Chest and NPO activities.
Deloitte Tohmatsu Group (Deloitte Japan) has supported the Scholarship Fund for Orphans of the Great East Japan Earthquake since 2011. More than 500 employees have continued their support, giving through payroll deductions throughout the year.
Edwards Lifesciences in Japan began taking part in the United Way Giving Campaign in 2014. Every October, donations from employees—together with matching donations from the corporation—are donated to the CCCJ. This particular campaign allows employees to choose the source of their donation (payroll deduction or credit card payment) as well as the recipients (area and theme). At the beginning of the campaign, the CCCJ held a campaign reception and information session. From 2014 to 2015, the number of donors and the amount donated have increased immensely.
Each October, every Eli Lily company around world participates in the Lily Global Day of Service. In Japan, employees participate in the walking event, and the company makes matching donations according to the distance the employee walks. The donation is then allocated to the natural disaster recovery program.
In 2020, we, CCCJ, received a donation of approximately 20 million JPY from Barclays for the “Red Feather National Campaign to Support Welfare Activities under the Covid-19 pandemic”. Among the grant programs of this campaign, the donation was used for the grant “Support for emergency activities for people who have lost their place due to unemployment, poverty, abuse, etc.” and supported the activities of 12 organizations.