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 2020 Organising Committee is pleased to announce the six 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.
ADDS aspire for a society in which all those in need of developmental support can learn as they are, and live with hope. They create and value a "place of learning" for parents, all supporters, and students who will be responsible for the future.
Carers Japan develop support tools, conduct awareness forums, and training for “carers (namely family and other unpaid/voluntary caregivers)". They advocate for a framework of legislation and ordinances to solve the social issue of carers support.
Light Ring. aim to prevent of suicide and emotional illness of youth, by fostering and supporting "youth gatekeepers" who will be close to and be familiar in support for troubled children and support needed young people.
Pirika aim to solve the environmental issue of outflow of garbage, which is a global scale threat. They will develop educational programs that utilize existing services and products, and provide environmental education and awareness of issues and solution to plastic outflow problems.
Saitama Youth Support Net provide support to children and young people with various difficulties such as poverty, abuse, truancy, and mental illness. They aim to prevent poverty for children and young people as they grow.
By providing micro-school for infants and elementary school students, Tokyo Community School is engaged in increasing the awareness of a diverse range of learning options and the freedom of choice in education.
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.