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Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Employee Volunteerism

Charities Supported

  • American Cancer Society, Nashville, TN, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, with a presence in every U.S. community to help prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer empowers people to come together as a unified force across the U.S. to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer. Nationwide, Making Strides walks occur each year to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what to do to stay well, and raise money to help fight the disease.
  • www.cancer.org
  • American Littoral Society Northeast Chapter, Broad Channel, NY, Jamaica Bay Marsh Restoration Initiative: Spring Planting, Fall Clearing
  • The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same. It works to restore and preserve Jamaica Bay, NY; Barnegat Bay, Delaware Bay, and Sandy Hook Bay, NJ; and Sarasota Bay, FL. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a 13,000 acre salt-marsh eco-system in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, within Gateway National Recreation Area, and home, or migratory stop-over, for 330 bird species and 107 species of fin fish, and the American Littoral Society is committed to restoring and preserving this natural habitat.
  • www.littoralsociety.org
  • Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN, Job Shadow & Mentoring Day
  • The Boys & Girls Club helps to enable all young people, from 6 to 18 years of age, especially those with the most needs, become productive, caring, responsible citizens through the Clubs’ dedicated, neighborhood-based youth facilities during weekday after-school hours and summertime, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. The Boys & Girls Club makes it a priority to impact lives outside the haven of school, during critical, idle time, using a thoughtful, multidisciplinary approach to help motivate young people reach their full potential.
  • www.bgcmt.org
  • Central Park Conservancy, Corporate Challenge®
  • Central Park is managed and maintained by the Central Park Conservancy, as official caretakers dedicated to keeping it green, while restoring and enhancing the Park for the public to enjoy now and for future generations.
    Central Park, established in 1857, is the most visited urban park in the U.S., currently occupying 843 landscaped-acres (315 ha); which includes about 50 fountains, monuments and sculptures, 35 bridges and arches, and 20 playgrounds; with 6 miles (9.7 km) of drives used by joggers, cyclists, skateboarders and inline skaters; plus, the Central Park Carousel, the Central Park Zoo, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the famed Tavern on the Green restaurant.
  • www.centralparknyc.org
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels, New York City, Food Drive
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels delivers millions of nutritionally balanced meals each year, along with vital human companionship, to homebound, elderly New Yorkers across the five boroughs, Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. It is committed to using 100% of donations for the preparation and delivery of meals, and ensuring that frail, aged New Yorkers in need, especially the lonely, have access to 100% of the daily nutrients required for optimum health - and a smile.
  • www.citymeals.org
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Illinois Chapter, IL, Great Strides Walk
  • The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation works to CF and provide all people living with the disease an opportunity to lead full, productive lives. It funds research and drug development, promotes individualized treatment, and ensures access to high-quality, specialized care. Cystic fibrosis, or mucoviscidosis, is a recessive genetic disease affecting the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine. Earlier diagnosis, patient compliance, better treatment, and health care access have improved the CF prognosis so that many people with the disease are now living well into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Great Strides motto: “Walk today. Add tomorrows.”
  • www.cff.org/Chapters/grillinois
  • Father's Heart Ministries, Tōhoku Remembrance Day of Service
  • Father’s Heart Ministries helps people move from dependency to dignity and from poverty to prosperity. Some of their initiatives include: KidZone after-school recreation program which also functions as a soup kitchen, Alphabet Scoop job and life skills program for teens, GED (high school diploma equivalence) exam and ESL (English as Second Language) classes. A core value of the Father’s Heart Ministries is acceptance, demonstrated by programs like their Saturday Hunger Prevention soup kitchen and food pantry for those who are homeless, working poor, immigrants, families, and the elderly.
  • www.fathersheartnyc.org/hunger-prevention/
  • Friends in General, Nashville, TN, Baby Shower Drive
  • Friends in General supports patient and elder care across the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority and its safety net hospital, Nashville General Hospital, for the working poor, under-insured, and uninsured. Though its signature program, Mammograms in May, it provides no-cost breast cancer screening for women over the age of 40, and thorough its Community Nurse Program provides primary care and preventive services for working families, when and where it is most convenient, during evening hours and weekends.
  • www.nashvillegeneral.org/giving.php
  • Galveston Bay Foundation, Webster, TX, Volunteer Assistants
  • The Galveston Bay Foundation preserves, protects, and enhances the natural resources of the wetlands, salt-marsh habitat of the Galveston Bay estuary and its tributaries, an estuarine system which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico and is the second-busiest U.S. port and the second-largest bay-seafood producer in the U.S. Its programs in advocacy, conservation, education, and research strive to ensure that Galveston Bay remains a beautiful and productive place for generations to come.
  • www.galvbay.org
  • Good Shepherd Shelter of Los Angeles, CA, Essentials Drive
  • The Good Shepherd Shelter is a nurturing environment where battered women and children affirm their dignity, and strive to end a generational cycle of violence, with services designed to provide safety and opportunities for healing, growth and self-determination. It has been in Los Angeles since 1904, and currently has apartments for families, mothers and children, who are victims of domestic violence, along with a learning center to help them with parenting skills and family health issues, as well as computer skills for assistance with job training and support, and a school for kindergarten through sixth grade.
  • www.goodshepherdshelter.org
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository, IL, Food Sorting, Packing
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository is fighting hunger, one dollar, one meal, one person at a time until no one goes hungry. The Food Depository supplies just over 80% of the food for all the food pantries in Cook County Illinois, with more than 50% of the food pantries run by volunteers, without paid staff. It makes innovative responses addressing the root causes of hunger, and on an annual basis distributes millions of pounds of shelf-stable foods, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, for well over 100,000 meals every day.
  • www.chicagosfoodbank.org
  • The Houston Food Bank, TX, Food Drive
  • The Houston Food Bank helps feed the hungry through large-scale distribution of food and other products to hunger relief agencies throughout Southeast Texas. It collects from various sources in the food industry, food that would otherwise be thrown away, warehouses the food, and with help from volunteers, sorts, packs and re-distributes across the community. The Food Bank also offers job training in the foods service and warehousing industries for people in need of marketable skills.
  • www.houstonfoodbank.com
  • Japan-America Society of Houston, TX, Japan Fest Volunteer Assistants
  • The Japan-America Society of Houston sponsors programs which encourage knowledge and understanding of Japan by Americans and of America by Japanese, promoting increased communication through programs that examine art and culture, business, and current events. Its Japan Fest strives to develop a deeper relationship between the Greater Houston community and Japan, and foster deeper appreciation for Japanese culture through a blend of stage entertainment and an array of Japanese cuisine, along with tea ceremonies, martial arts demonstrations, and children’s activities.
  • www.jas-hou.org
  • Japan Day Inc., New York City, Japan Day@Central Park Volunteer Assistants
  • Japan Day Inc. was founded to conduct an annual Japan Day@Central Park event that builds bridges of understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S. It is a daylong, traditional and contemporary Japanese cultural event that includes a wide range of family-friendly activity tents and performances, along with a Japan Run, road race, arranged by the Japanese community in New York City to: promote deeper understanding of Japanese culture, serve as a thank you to the people of New York, and strengthen grassroots relations within the Japanese community.
  • www.japandaynyc.org
  • Japanese American Association (JAA) of New York, Running for Tōhoku Initiative
  • For more than a century JAA has been committed to providing social welfare services and cross-cultural events to the local Japanese and Japanese American community and building a network of dedicated volunteers. True to its mission to serve, JAA’s ever-expanding community activities include: health / medical-related and legal consultations, seniors’ luncheons with deliveries for those who are homebound, activities for newly arrived families with young children, classes on a variety of subjects, and transmission of information for the community. JAA also runs a scholarship program, maintains Japanese history archives, and has organized a “Committee on Aging” to research and cope with increasing demands of an aging population. Today, JAA actively continues additional efforts to help those in Tōhoku, Japan, who are still struggling to recover from the March 11th disaster in 2011.
  • www.jaany.org
  • JCAW Foundation, Festival Assistants
  • The JCAW Foundation promotes charitable works and warm-hearted cultural / educational activities, together with the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC, to deepen friendship and exchange across the local community and to further develop communications and mutual understanding between the U.S. and Japan. Its significant achievements include: a successful donation campaign in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and the Cherry Blossom Centennial Commemoration Projects of 2012 in a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the City of Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees’ donation to Washington, DC.
  • www.jcawf.org/english/
  • JCCC (Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Chicago) Foundation, IL, Clean Lake Michigan
  • The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago (JCCC) seeks to deepen mutual understanding and promote business exchange between Chicago and Japan, with activities focused on: member services, educational support, and contributions to the local community. Its Foundation is the formalized expression of the Chamber’s friendship and community involvement through support for increased learning opportunities, both inside and outside the school, with grant making to sponsor: student development and achievement, Japanese language studies, and U.S.-Japan partnerships.
  • www.jccc-chi.org/jccc-foundation
  • Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Redondo Beach Cleanup
  • The LA Conservation Corps provides at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects to benefit the community. The Corps operates and manages the SEA Lab, located in Redondo Beach, as a hands-on science center dedicated to marine conservation and education programs, which includes a native plant nursery for growing coastal plants for local habitat restoration projects.
  • www.lacorps.org
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, CA, Food Drive
  • The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank mobilizes resources to fight hunger in the community to fulfill its mission to source and acquire food and other products for distribution to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through its programs, energize the community to get involved for supporting hunger relief, conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns, and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.
  • www.lafoodbank.org
  • March of Dimes Foundation, NY, OH, TN, TX, WA Chapters, March for Babies® Walk
  • The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and supports research for the problems that threaten the babies’ good health. Its mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality through its programs of research, community service, education, and advocacy, as such it provides information and programs for women of childbearing age, and sponsors a NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit) Family Support Program, at U.S. hospitals nationwide, to support families when a baby is born too soon or with a birth defect.
  • www.marchofdimes.com
    New York
    www.marchofdimes.org/newyork
    Ohio
    www.marchofdimes.org/ohio
    Seattle
    www.marchofdimes.org/washington
    Music City Tennessee
    www.marchofdimes.org/tennessee
    Texas
    www.marchofdimes.org/texas
  • Medals for Mettle (M4M), Endurance Medal Drive
  • M4M was begun in 2005: to collect runners’ endurance medals for donation to those who demonstrate similar courage and mettle while battling serious illnesses, in a belief that the simple gifting of a finisher’s medal is a subtle but effective way to introduce the concept of charitable running, with the goal of spreading across the globe as an international currency of human goodwill. It facilitates the gifting of endurance medals through its network of physicians and volunteers who award the medals, adorned with new M4M ribbons, to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run races, but are in a race of their own to continue their lives.
  • www.medals4mettle.org
  • O-en Network, Kumamoto Relief Craft and Bake Sale Assistants
  • O-en Network provides opportunities to experience Japanese culture and to expand knowledge and interest in Japan. Its initiatives include: family field trips, parents’ round tables, cultural workshops such as for children’s dance and singing, Japanese environment summer camp for young children utilizing high school and college student counselors, and seasonal festivals featuring Japanese foods, games, workshops and entertainment. From simple questions to complex consultation O-en Network will provide as much support as possible as a valuable resource for all who seek help.
  • www.o-en.net
  • Our Kids, Nashville, TN, Volunteer Assistants
  • Our Kids offers help, hope, and healing in a child-friendly environment as it works to increase community awareness, conduct research, and provide education about child maltreatment. It provides forensic expert evaluations and crisis counseling for children and families effected by child abuse, conducts research, and provides training and crisis counseling services in response to concerns of child sexual abuse.
  • ourkidscenter.com
  • Pike Market Senior Center, Seattle, WA, Food Sorting, Packing
  • Pike Market Senior Center serves the older, low-income population of the Market and Downtown Seattle neighborhoods, without age restriction, providing over a half a million pounds on an annual basis of free groceries, including a stable and portable (low-fat/sodium) high-quality protein, for those with limited access to refrigeration or cooking facilities. The Center also offers a range of free-of-charge services to promote healthy aging such as social work assistance, job counseling, and socializing activities like exercise and art classes, dances, films, field trips, and senior/student projects.
  • www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org
  • Ronald McDonald House, New York City, Pop Tabs Drive
  • Ronald McDonald House provides a temporary home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. It is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems, with the New York City facility representing one of the largest of its type in the world. At Ronald McDonald House each family receives support for emotional and physical services, psychological care, ministry, wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, and holiday and birthday parties, with a sense of camaraderie for parents struggling with their child’s cancer diagnosis.
  • http://www.rmh-newyork.org
  • Richfield Senior Center, OH, Volunteer Assistants
  • Richfield Senior Center fosters an improved understanding of the unique talents and abilities of senior citizens, age 55 and over, and their importance to the community; identifies needs within the community to communicate those needs to the Human Services Commission, while tapping into the human, physical, and financial resources of the community for the benefit of Human Services.
  • www.richfieldvillageohio.org/Departments/SeniorCenter.aspx
  • Sharefest Community Development, Los Angeles, CA, Workday Volunteer Assistants
  • Sharefest Community Development serves at-risk 11 to 18 year old Latino and African American youth through comprehensive programs and services to strengthen communities and meet the needs of children and families. The Sharefest Workday mobilizes thousands of volunteers to meet tangible needs by painting, cleaning, refurbishing, planting and beautifying schools, parks, and other public facilities at no cost to community recipients. Its summer Youth Development Academy provides academic advancement and educational opportunities through personalized academic support, athletic opportunities, arts and sciences activities, mentoring, and leadership training, engaging kids who may have lost interest in the traditional classroom.
  • www.sharefestinc.org
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN, Food Sorting, Packing
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee feeds hungry people and works to solve hunger issues in the community. It was designed to collect, inspect and sort food that would otherwise be wasted, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry. It is now one of the largest and most comprehensive food banks and food distribution centers nationwide, on an annual basis distributing millions of pounds of food for its partner agencies to provide millions of meals to hungry children, families and seniors throughout its service area.
  • www.secondharvestmidtn.org
  • So Others May Eat (SOME), Food Drive
  • SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that meets immediate daily needs (food, clothing, health care) and offers services (affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling) for the poor, elderly and homeless, and those coping with mental health issues, of the U.S. capital, to break the cycle of homelessness, restoring hope and dignity one person at a time.
  • www.some.org
  • Special Olympics, IL, NY, OH, So. CA, TN, Volunteer Assistants
  • Special Olympics promotes understanding, acceptance and inclusion. It is the world’s largest sports organization, providing no-cost, year-round athletic training and competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults, of all ages, with intellectual disabilities, a play for life organization.
  • www.specialolympics.org
  • Win (Women in Need), Kids Pajamas & Story Books Drive, Scarf / Booties Creation Drive
  • Win provides safe housing and comprehensive programs and services to help homeless women and their children rebuild their lives, succeed in life, and break the cycle of homelessness. Win has: ten family shelters in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens with individual family units to house homeless families; more than 200 permanent supportive apartment units in Brooklyn and the Bronx offering counseling and other services for mothers / families with special needs; and nine on-site daycare centers plus after-school educational and recreational programs.
  • www.winnyc.org