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The mission of the Alameda County Food Bank is to alleviate hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need. They also educate the public and promote public policies that address hunger and its root causes. The Alameda County Food Bank has been in existence since 1985 and acts as the County's central clearing house for donated food. The Fremont, CA office of Nitto Denko America (NDA), located in Alameda County, has chosen to support the efforts of the Alameda County Food Bank. NDA employee contributions to the Food Bank include donating nonperishable food items and/or making monetary donations. Food drives* are conducted during the summer and winter months.
*A Food Drive is an activity involving collecting food donated from individuals or corporations and then distributing it to families and homes experiencing difficulties in getting food.
The Haiti earthquake occurred on 12 January 2010 and was of a catastrophic magnitude. The earthquake resulted in many deaths and a great amount of damage. Aveva Drug Delivery Systems, Inc. along with its Haitian employees decided to support the disaster without delay. As Aveva produces and distributes medically related products, they were able to team up with the Medical Division of Nitto and jointly donated medical supplies to a body which then dispatched the supplies and medical staff to the scene. In addition they solicited for daily commodities and monetary donations from their employees and donated them to the Red Cross Society.
Fund-raising campaigns were also run at Nitto Denko America, Inc. and Hydranautics. Donations raised including the donation given by Nitto Denko Technical Corporation were to assist the disaster victims in Haiti.
The total monetary donation raised from the four companies, including the matching company donation was 13,100 dollars (approximately 1,230,000 yen).
|Through "Fund-raising for Digging Wells", we supported children to be freed from the harsh and laborious task of drawing water from wells. Such children have to often travel dozens of kilometers everyday and do not have enough time to attend school. In total 670,000 yen was raised by the group companies in Japan between December 2009 and January 2010. All donations were donated to the Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Society. This donation helped to bring the digging of a well to completion in Cambodia. Following the good works that occurred arising from donations received the abovementioned associations plan to build further wells in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.|
The death rate from breast cancer in the Fukui Prefecture is the second highest across Japan. Most breast cancer patients are women, and early detection through health checks is the key to reducing the number of fatalities. In addition to promoting medical examinations, Nitto Shinko Co. Ltd. has co-sponsored "Fukui TV Pink Ribbon Campaign" for the past four years. Monetary donations have been used to assist with the provision of free breast screening examinations throughout the prefecture.
On 31 March 2010 Nitto Shinko received a certificate of appreciation for their efforts.
* Pink Ribbon is a worldwide campaign aimed at preventing breast cancer through educating and promoting breast screening examinations primarily amongst women at an early stage.
From late September to early October 2009, typhoon "Ketsana" raged around Southeast Asia. In Calamba City, Laguna Province where Nitto Denko (Philippines) Corporation is located*, a great deal of flood damage was caused to many people's homes. Houses were both flooded and destroyed by the severe flooding and mudslides that took place. Employees of Nitto Denko (Philippines) distributed food parcels which held an equivalent value of 150,000 pesos (approximately 300,000 yen) by hand among the disaster victims throughout the city.
* Nitto Denko (Philippines) moved to Saint Rosa City in April 2010.
|The same typhoon also caused great damage affecting the lives of 163 people throughout central Vietnam. Nitto Denko Vietnam Co. Ltd. organized a fund-raising effort, sending a donation of 30,000,000 dong (approximately 145,000 yen), comprising of money donated by both Nitto Denko Vietnam and its employees to the disaster stricken area through the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park where the company is located.|
|In Taiwan the Children Are Us Foundation aims to assist people with moderate intellectual disabilities gain greater independence. The foundation works from the premise that if you "teach a man to fish; he'll eat for a lifetime". The Children Are Us Foundation operates a moon cake production factory, which provides people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to work. Moon cakes are an essential part of the mid autumn harvest festival celebrations in Taiwan, so orders for moon cakes rush in at that time. Nitto Denko (Taiwan) Corporation rounded up volunteers who used their weekends and vacation leave to help with the wrapping and packing of moon cakes.|
Gleaners Community Food Bank "nourishes communities by feeding hungry people". Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 95 cents for food and its food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.
Michigan experiences a very high unemployment rate and many families are struggling to make ends meet. Nitto Denko Automotive employees continue to support their community during these difficult economic times by participating in a quarterly food drive*. We have just completed our second food drive for April 2010.
* A Food Drive is an activity involving collecting food donated from individuals or corporations and then distributing it to families and homes experiencing difficulties in getting food.
|"Walk for Millions" is an annual charity event organized by the Community Chest in Hong Kong. Participants can obtain sponsorship from their colleagues, friends and relatives to support their participation in a 10km walk. Funds raised from the event benefit local services that provide services for the elderly. A total of 21 staff of Nitto Denko Hong Kong and their relatives took the initiative to raise funds with Nitto Denko Hong Kong topping up the sponsorship amount. All participants finished the 10km walk and the total amount raised by both Nitto Denko Hong Kong and our staff was HKD 17,000. This activity was a wonderful opportunity for our staff to get together to demonstrate their commitment to caring and supporting our society.|
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