The Financial Industry in Tokyo (FIT) is dedicated to supporting non-profit community organisations serving important, but not necessarily well-recognised needs, with limited fundraising capabilities.
The FIT For Charity 2021 Organising Committee is pleased to announce the five 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 firms.
This year’s beneficiary organisations are as follows.
Cookies Project aims to create a society where people with and without
disabilities can mix and mingle. They are working to improve the product
quality and expand the sales channels of facilities for the disabled.
Japan Singlemother Support Association aims to support single mothers
to become independent and to create a society where it is easy for
mothers to work while raising children.
Watashi no Mirai provides self-reliance support to junior and senior
high school students and graduates living in social foster care,
with the corporate message of "expand your possibilities and
become the person you want to be."
Yokohama Children's Hospice Project provides an enriching experience
for children with life-threatening illnesses (LTC) and their families.
Beneficiary charities that represent FIT’s principles are chosen from organisations in the Kanto area and the funds are divided equally among them. As FIT Organising Committee is not a standing organisation, each year, FIT selects anew the organisations it chooses to support, allowing FIT to cover a broad range of organisations and social causes in our local community.
Because all members of the FIT For Charity Organising Committee are themselves unpaid volunteers, and because almost everything needed to hold the FIT event is donated by companies and their employees, the charity organisations supported by FIT receive approximately 90% of the total funds collected.