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Employee Volunteers Accompanied Children with Life-threatening Illnesses, and their Families, on a Memory-making 2-Day Trip to Tokyo in March

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The Hospitality Guesthouse "A Dream A Day in Tokyo" is a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization engaged in the creation of enduring memories of enjoyment for children with incurable illnesses and their families. Its activities center on making the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families come true by organizing and planning trips for them, handling arrangements at the locations to be visited, and providing volunteers to give both medical care and sightseeing support. The MHI Group actively cooperates in this NPO's activities, and on March 13 and 14 a total of 10 employees participated as volunteers providing support on a 2-day excursion to the Greater Tokyo Area.

On the first day, the destinations were the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama; on the second day, the visitors went to Tokyo Disneyland. To enable the children and their families to make pleasant and enjoyable memories, the volunteer employees, together with volunteers from other companies, provided valuable support by carefully guiding the children and their families through the crowds, securing a convenient location for lunch, and taking photos to preserve the memory of this outing for the families.

At the end of the two-day trip, the volunteer participants said their own memories became all the more meaningful to them with each such occasion. "Navigating the children's buggies through crowded places is quite demanding, and I was glad to be able to lend the parents a helping hand," said one. "I'm eager to help more and more children and their families this way in the future," expressed another.

In keeping with the commitment incorporated into its 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 society.

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Volunteers guiding the visitors into the museum

Taking family photos to preserve the day's memories