FIT For Charity is dedicated to supporting non-profit community organisations serving important, but not necessarily well-recognised needs, with limited fundraising capabilities. Supported charities that represent this principle are chosen from organisations in the Kanto area. Funds are divided equally among them. As a non-standing organisation, FIT prefers to support community organisations on a one-year basis. By doing so, FIT can vary the organisations and therefore support a wide range of causes.
Because all members of the FIT For Charity Organising Committee are themselves unpaid volunteers, and because almost all of the elements needed to stage the FIT event are donated by companies and their employees, the community organisations supported by FIT receive approximately 90% of the total funds collected.
The FIT For Charity 2017 Organising Committee are pleased to announce the 8 beneficiary charities we will be supporting this year. After a thorough review the charities were selected through a voting process held amongst eligible FIT sponsor and supporter firms.
Angel Support Centre supports youth from orphanages and foster families in order to help them live healthy independent lives. They offer training programs for high school students to learn those important life skills necessary to integrate into the broader society.
The goal of eboard is to create a society where no one is left behind in learning by providing free online learning service platform called “eboard.“
Against the backdrop of a declining birth rate and aging society, End-of-Life Care Association of Japan helps raise awareness and provides caregiver training related to end of life care. In the past two years, they have fostered over 2,000 personnel.
Minna no Kotoba focuses on delivering classical music concerts for pre-school aged children. They produce an interactive program, called "Everyone's Concert," with live music by professional musicians at kindergartens or nursery schools in order to nourish their sensibility.
Using picture books as the main communication tools, pulusualuha supports families and children facing challenges where the parents are patients with mental disabilities such as depression and schizophrenia.
3keys supports children and youth, who have left school or their orphanage and lost institutional support, by providing educational support and counselling.
By applying the ‘Housing first’ approach to ending homelessness, Tsukuroi Tokyo Fund helps support homeless people by trying to quickly move them into independent housing when they have no other place to go.
UPTREE helps support those people tasked with caring for family members. They mainly provide community places for these caregivers to stay and interact with others in the same situation.