MC aims to help realize a society where everyone can play an active role. We are continuing our activities to contribute toward a world where everyone can respect each other and coexist regardless of background, physical condition or way of life.
Friendship Camp for Mothers and Children
MC has been holding the Friendship Camp for Mothers and Children every year since 1974. The camp is for single mothers and their children and gives participants an opportunity to interact with nature and meet new people.
The purpose of the event is to give children a chance to play freely in lush, natural surroundings, while giving mothers a chance to forget their everyday work and family duties, relax and enjoy the camp, and also exchange information with other mothers. Participants take part in a variety of programs such as mountain walks, water activities, and camping out. One major feature of this program is that MC employee volunteers spend months holding multiple meetings and training sessions to create tailored content that everyone can enjoy together.
To this date, more than 18,000 mothers and children and over 1,000 MC employee volunteers have participated in this camp. The Friendship Camp for Mothers and Children is one of MC’s key social contribution activities which operates under the motto of “continuation” and “employee participation.”
Museum and Art Gallery Program
This program is held in cooperation with museums and art galleries, offering people with impairments the opportunity to enjoy private exhibitions outside regular hours. Employee volunteers cooperate with museums and art galleries and provide support such as wheelchair assistance and giving directions. The program has been held since November 2005 at various institutions across Japan, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the National Art Center, Tokyo.
Support for Children All Around Japan
MC has participated in various efforts since 2020 to help children who are working hard for their future despite being in a difficult situation. In addition to sending its employees to volunteer at children’s cafeterias and free study groups all across Japan, MC also provides support for the “Nationwide Study Support Know-how Expansion Project for Children” via its partnership with Kidsdoor, a nonprofit organization (NPO). Furthermore, through its collaboration with the Certified Nonprofit Corporation Nationwide Children’s Cafeteria Support Center, Musubie, MC also helps ventures that investigate and analyze how the function and role of children’s cafeterias are effective in supporting child poverty.
MC/Tokyo YMCA Fall Camp at Lake Yamanakako
Since 2003, MC has held an annual outdoor camp during the fall at Lake Yamanakako in Japan for children with learning disabilities. The camp is planned and operated by Tokyo YMCA with assistance from MC as a collaborative program; employees participate on a volunteer basis as camp leaders. The program offers children a variety of challenges designed to build self-confi dence and increase communication skills by learning how to work together in teams. Approximately 40 children participate over 3 days.
Support for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
Launched to celebrate the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon draws the world's top wheelchair racers every year. MC began supporting the marathon in 1991 and MC employees volunteer to help with its organization. The Oita International Wheelchair Marathon also serves as a valuable opportunity for raising global awareness about disability issues.
YMCA International Charity Run
The YMCA International Charity Run is held to support children with impairments and raise awareness and interest in impairment issues. MC is in strong agreement with this event’s objectives, and we have been its official national sponsor since 2008. Many MC and MC Group Company employees participate as runners or volunteer to organize the event. Any donations raised are used for outdoor activity programs run by the YMCA, such as camps for children with impairments.
Work Skills Development Support for People with Severe Impairments “Tokyo Colony” and “Mitsubishi Shoji & Sun”
In 1979, MC donated PCs for IT-skills training to the social welfare organization Tokyo Colony, and since 1993 we have continuously supported Tokyo Colony’s at-home PC learning program for people with severe impairments.
MC began supporting Japan Sun Industries, a social welfare organization, in 1979, and in 1983 we teamed with Japan Sun to establish the joint venture company, Mitsubishi Shoji & Sun Co., Ltd. Our joint venture provides a wide scope of jobs to people with impairments, including PC data processing, multimedia contents creation, and on-demand printing.
Educational Support for Indigenous Youths in Australia through the Clontarf Foundation
From fiscal 2023, MC is supporting the “Clontarf Academy National Participant Funding Program” which assists self-reliance of the indigenous youths. The Clontarf Foundation aims young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men to finish the secondary education by opening the Clontarf Academy in public schools all around Australia, offering a program to assist them to achieve better educational outcomes.