MinebeaMitsumi Donates to Single-Parent Support Organization
MinebeaMitsumi Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “MinebeaMitsumi” or the “Company”) plans to make donations to a certified NPO, Single Mothers Forum, considering the circumstances of prolonged coronavirus pandemic nationwide. We will first make a donation of 50 million yen and plan to donate up to 100 million yen to help support the families of single parents with high school children.
Established as Nippon Miniature Bearing Co., Ltd. on July 16, 1951, the Company changed its name to Minebea Co., Ltd. and MinebeaMitsumi Inc. We are celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. With our donations, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to all those who are having difficult times due to the outbreak of new coronavirus.
Use of donations “We Support High School Students! Project (high school student learning support)”
30,000 yen of learning support will be provided for about 1,500 low-income single-parent households with high school students nationwide in Japan.
* Eligibility criteria for low-income single-parent households: Households that are exempt from resident tax or households with equivalent income
Call for application
- Call given to about 4,000 members of Single Mothers Forum e-mail newsletter readers
- Call to single-parent families nationwide through the Single Mother Support Dantai Zenkoku Kyogikai
- After July 20, details will be announced on the official website of Single Mothers Forum.
About Single Mothers Forum
Established in 1980 as a voluntary organization by a group of single mothers to improve the child-rearing allowance system. After that, the organization expanded its activities and became an NPO in 2002. In 2018, the organization became a certified NPO, recognized as an organization with high public interest by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. With the vision of “If mothers are well, children will be happy,” the organization provides employment support, consultation services, information dissemination, policy proposals to the national and local governments, and provision of school admission congratulatory money to single mothers and single fathers and encourage single parents to live brightly and happily with their children, and support them to play an active role in society. Since March 2020 during the COVID pandemic, the organization has continued their utmost efforts and provided food assistance to more than 24,000 households.
About MinebeaMitsumi Group
MinebeaMitsumi is an INTEGRATED manufacturer of high-precision components that handles various mechanical and electronic devices and components such as bearings that smooth the rotation of machines, motors, sensors, and semiconductors.
Our ultra-precision technology is used in a wide range of fields including home electronics such as air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, dryers, game consoles; information devices such as smartphones and PC products, personal computers; automobiles, aviation, and space products; and medical equipment. We support people lives in areas that are not in plain view.
At the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we established the “Minebea Scholarship Fund for Orphans of the Great East Japan Earthquake” and have provided school attendance aid to 138 orphans over the past 10 years. Also, during the outbreak of coronavirus, MinebeaMitsumi donated medical masks, goggles, clean suits, nitrile gloves, etc. that we had stockpiled for disasters to the Japan Medical Association and medical institutions in Japan and overseas to be used at the forefront of medical care.
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