Actions and Performances
The OLC Group is working to support those affected by large-scale disasters through a variety of initiatives to lift the spirits of children.
Support for Those Affected by Typhoon No.15 in 2019
To support people affected by the typhoon No.15 in 2019, we will make a monetary donation of 30million yen as well as donations from employees.
Support for Those Affected by Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake
To support people affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, we made a monetary donation of 5 million yen as well as donations from employees in September 2018.
Support for Those Affected by Torrential Rain in July 2018
To support people affected by the torrential rain in July 2018, we made a monetary donation of 10 million yen as well as donations from employees in July 2018.
Support for Those Affected by 2011 earthquake and tsunami and Kumamoto Earthquakes
Since FY 2011, to support people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have made monetary donations, paid visits to elementary schools, performed joint concerts with junior/senior high school students, donated school supplies, and sent gifts of stationery sets to incoming first-graders.
To support people affected by the Kumamoto Earthquakes, we have made monetary donations, donated stationery, paid visits to elementary schools, and participated in restoration events.
Special Set Meals with Donation at Employee Dining Halls
On two days of each month since November 2011, we have been offering a special set meal called “We Are One” at the seven dining halls for employees located on our premises.
The price of the special set meal includes a 30-yen donation, which, along with a matching donation by Oriental Land Co., Ltd., goes toward presenting necessary supplies to elementary schools affected by earthquake disasters. As of April 2019, we have supported a total of 162 schools in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures.
In June 2018, we donated books and geometry sets to two elementary schools in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. Whenever we donate gifts, we send employees originally from disaster-hit prefectures to present them in person in order to engage more employees in our support activities. This year, a group of employees including a volunteer who graduated from one of the recipient schools visited the schools to directly present the gifts to the children.
An employee who experienced the earthquake in Minamisoma commented, “I was truly glad to be able to directly deliver a token of our thoughts to my hometown, and beyond anything, to be able to see the faces of happy children. I felt a strong desire to be of help in restoring the disaster-affected areas, even in some small way.”
Another employee who visited her alma mater for the first time since graduation shared her thoughts, saying, “I felt the strong impact of the disaster lingering in the area, observing some changes in the environment and decreases in the number of pupils. Yet, seeing the smiles of energetic children, I also felt the local people’s powerful drive for restoration.”
The children seemed happy to be able to pick up a book from the new library of books. One of the head teachers commented, “The children have realized how much support they are receiving from all kinds of people, and this has helped them feel appreciative.”