Community-based social contribution and fundraising activities
Participation in the redesign project
The "Redesign Project" is a partnership project in Aichi and neighboring prefectures to connect people in the region by using unused fiber materials from local industries as materials, selecting works by design students in a contest, producing them at facilities that support the disabled, and selling them in stores.
This project, which was kickstarted from UNY in 2009, has spread out as a social contribution project to promote ethical consumption.
June 2020 to February 2021
51 companies, 70 members
343 students from 9 schools
Fundraising for the development and popularization of guide dogs
The PPIH Group conducts fundraising activities at each of its stores to help with the development of guide dogs and support the independence of people with visual impairments. Donations received will be delivered to the Japan Guide Dog Association and National Association of Guide Dog Facilities in Japan (NPO), which will use them to raise and train guide dog candidates to support the walking of visually impaired people. We also aim to create a society where guide dogs are accepted as a matter of course, by holding store events to deepen the understanding of guide dogs, as well as creating stores based on the new barrier-free law.
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Total amount of donations: \ 78,549,505 (donation period: November 2014 to June 2021)
Total amount of donations: \ 20,055,025 (donation period: July 2014 to June 2021)
Sale of Ice Cream to aid Disaster Areas
Since 2015, we have been collaborating with Häagen-Dazs Japan to implement a project to support the reconstruction of disaster-stricken areas. There has been no end to the flood damage caused by record-breaking heavy rainfall due to climate change, and the damage caused by repeated earthquakes.
For every Häagen-Dazs ice cream purchased during the period, UNY sets aside one yen to deliver toys and other items to children in disaster-stricken areas in cooperation with an authorized NPO. In 2020, we are supporting a portion of the cost of making reprinted graduation albums for children in Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture, who were affected by the torrential rains in 1990.
6 times since 2015
Rescue Stockyard, a non-profit organization (Liaison Council for the Creation of a Place for Children in Hitoyoshi-Kuma, Kumamoto Prefecture)
December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Apita, Piago, U-Store
Supporting Children in Tohoku at Bell Marks
The Bell Mark campaign, which was launched in cooperation with Kirin Beverage to support the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, will be held for the ninth time in 2021.
Special collection boxes were set up at the service counters of stores to encourage customers to cooperate in sending stationery and other items to children in Tohoku.
times since 2012
January 18, 2021 to March 31, 2021
Approximately 1.89 million items (approximately 1.89 million yen)
Bell Mark Educational Aid Foundation
MEGA Don Quijote UNY, Don Quijote UNY, Apita, Piago, U-Store
Bottle Cap Movement
UNY stores collect used plastic bottle caps from customers and employees. The collected caps are sold to a plastic recycling company to be recycled into automobile parts to reduce waste. In addition, all profits from the sale of the caps are donated to an organization working to save children's lives.
Japan Committee for Vaccines for the World's Children, an authorized NPO
Apita, Piago, and U-Store stores in the Chukyo area and the head office of UNY Inazawa
March 2020 to February 2021 1,805,560 yen
Since March 2015: 12,890,265 yen