Employee Volunteers Accompanied Children with Life-threatening Illnesses, and their Families, on a Memory-making Trip to Tokyo in August
"A Dream A Day in Tokyo," a self-styled "Hospitality Guesthouse," is a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization engaged in the "business" of creating lasting memories of enjoyment for children with incurable illnesses and their families. Its activities focus on making the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families come true. The organization plans trips for them, handles arrangements at the locations to be visited, and provides both medical and sightseeing support by volunteers. The MHI Group actively cooperates in this NPO's activities, and on August 26-27 eleven employees and their family members participated as volunteers providing support on a two-day trip to Tokyo.
Comments made by the participating volunteers showed how their awareness toward making social contributions had increased. One said, "I saw the extreme burden that was placed on the ill child's mother, to the extent that the child's older sister was affected as well. I learned that helping out, even a little, eases the whole family's burden." Another commented, "I met the family for the very first time, but the atmosphere was so warm and there were many children around, so I felt we were all like family relatives. I hope we were able to make the family have a happy time."
In keeping with the commitment incorporated into the CSR Action Guidelines to "create a more harmonious society," the MHI Group will continue to support the participation of its employees in volunteer activities such as these that provide meaningful opportunities for interacting directly with various members of society.
Volunteers guided the families safely to their destination
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