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Contributing to Local Communities 2016

Happy Holidays for U.S. Soldiers’ Families

In agreement with the activities of Spirit Of Sharing (S.O.S.), Hydranautics supported three needy local families for whom parents or spouses have been deployed in the military. They ran an “Adopt -A-Military Family” event where wish lists from the three families were hung from the Christmas tree in the lobby to invite employees to buy and wrap the chosen gifts. The event received an excellent response, and the thank you letters received from the families were truly heartwarming.

Toys for a San Diego Children’s Hospital

From December 1 to 20, 2016, barrels were set up at the Nitto Denko Technical Corporation / Kinovate Life Sciences, Inc. locations and at Nitto BioPharma, Inc. for employees to donate new toys. About 40 of the toys received were donated to Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego, in the hopes of bringing joy to the children hospitalized there.

Fundraising with the UNICEF Heroes for Children Run

A total of 17 Nitto Denko (Philippines) Corporation employees participated in The UNICEF Heroes for Children Run, a fundraising event held on September 4, 2016 in Manila, to run a course of their choice. Entry fee proceeds were donated to UNICEF Philippines, which applies such funds to their First 1,000 Days program for good nutrition and health among pregnant women and infants.
Fundraising with the UNICEF Heroes for Children Run

Charity Walks to Support Patients

Employees at Nitto, Inc. (Lexington, KY) remained busy joining charity walks for various causes throughout fiscal 2016. Starting on April 9 they participated with their families in Walk MS, which supports patients of multiple sclerosis (an intractable neurological disease), then on August 27 in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which supports people combating Alzheimer’s disease, and later on September 7 in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an education and fundraising event for breast cancer patients. For all of the events, entry fee proceeds are allocated to support patients and fund disease research.

Community Services in Fremont, California

On September 30, 2016, Nitto, Inc. (Fremont, CA) donated $215 offered by their employees to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The money was used to purchase food for those in need. In December, the company participated in the Sleep Train Foster Kids Toy Drive by donating 20 gifts, including basketballs, picture books, and dolls, which were provided by employees for children who would usually receive no holiday presents due to their families’ economic circumstances.

Visit to a Care Home in Singapore

On February 9, 2017, Nitto Denko (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. paid its fourth annual visit to the Lions Home for the Elders. At this non-profit organization, elders who are both physically and financially disadvantaged are able to receive medical and nursing care. In addition to making cash donations, they visited the home with thermo pots, pastries, ang pow (red envelopes often containing money) for the Chinese New Year, and mandarin oranges that signify good health and prosperity.

Matching Gift to the American Heart Association

In February 2017, Nitto BioPharma, Inc. (NBPI) matched funds graciously raised by its employees following the unexpected passing of an NBPI employee’s spouse. The donation total of USD 2,700 was given to the American Heart Association based on the employee’s wishes.

Fundraising for Wells

In 2010, the Nitto Group started a drive to raise money for digging wells under the banner of the slogan, “Support the Challengers with Shared Enthusiasm.” This campaign was started out of a sincere wish to protect children in developing Asian countries from drinking unsanitary water that can make them sick and to free them from the heavy burden of drawing water, instead allowing them to take on challenges to make their dreams come true.

So far, we have donated wells in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Laos via the Japan Asian Association & Asian Friendship Society, providing some 12,000 people with access to sanitary water.

A woman in Muska Village of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra State (central India) said, “My children and I used to be sickly all the time, but we have gotten a lot better. We are now very happy.”

Fundraising for Wells

Well in Maharashtra, India

Support for Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

On June 25, 2016, Nitto Denko Philippines Corporation (NDP) reached out to the Aeta people, who comprise one of the Philippines’ indigent communities living in the central mountainous region of Luzon Island. Among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, they suffer from dire poverty because assistance and support for the community is seldom extended to their remote areas.

In addition to clothing and daily supplies donated by its employees, NDP provided the faculty and students of a local school with trainings to acquire safety and health knowledge and donated fire extinguishers and emergency preparedness equipment to the school and hygiene kits to the children.

Support for Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines
Support for Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

Donations from NDP

Support for a New Jersey Facility for Domestic Violence Victims

In fiscal 2016, Nitto, Inc. (Lakewood, NJ) offered its support to Dottie’s House, a facility for women and children who have survived domestic violence. School supplies were donated to children at the beginning of the new school year in September, and turkeys, pies, and other dishes were delivered to all of the families living in the facility for Thanksgiving Day in November. During the holiday season, toys, gift cards, clothing, and other gifts from the wish lists of the residents of the facility were provided through an NPO.

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