Social Contribution Activities
Donation of THE ADVENTURE OF PANDA AND FRIENDS Talking Picture Book for Learning by Playing, and Other Toys
As part of its community contribution, TMS Entertainment donated THE ADVENTURE OF PANDA AND FRIENDS Talking Picture Book for Learning by Playing” and other toys to Nakano Ward, where the company is based, and Chitose city, Hokkaido, the venue for the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational SEGA SAMMY CUP.
Daisuke Tanaka, the mayor of Nakano Ward, expressed his gratitude, saying: “Thank you for your donation of THE ADVENTURE OF PANDA AND FRIENDS toys to kindergartens and nursery schools. Nakano Ward is significantly changing with the recent establishment of a university and other factors. I look forward to cooperating with TMS for fun development of the town, including in the organization of in the organization of events using animation for vitalizing the ward.” The toys donated to Chitose will be used in the children’s center, parenting support centers, kindergartens and other places.
Exhibition at the Sakura City Industrial Festival: Sakura Monozukuri Festa 2016
SEGA LOGISTICS SERVICE participates in the Sakura Monozukuri Festa held by Sakura City, where the company is located, as a part of its community contribution. The company exhibited the latest UFO CATCHER, which many visitors enjoyed. We will continue working as members of the local community.
Delivering Christmas Gifts to Children in Nursery Schools and a Group Home in Hachioji
Since 2010 the SEGA SAMMY Baseball Club has been delivering Christmas gifts to a group home located in Hachioji City, where the team is based, as one of its regional contribution activities. In 2015, members of the club in cooperation with TMS ENTERTAINMENT, a Group company, gave THE ADVENTURE OF PANDA AND FRIENDS toys as gifts to children in 81 nursery schools in the city and took time to play with them. The Hachioji Council of Social Welfare sent a letter of appreciation to the club in March 2016, acknowledging their activities as a service that promoted child welfare. The SEGA SAMMY Baseball Club will continue to engage in various activities to serve society so that it can be a club rooted in the community.
Campaign to Deliver Picture Books
As part of its international contributions, the SEGA SAMMY Group is associated with the Shanti Volunteer Association’s Campaign to Deliver Picture Books* to children. We purchase picture books with money raised by collecting unwanted old books and other items from Group employees, paste stickers into them with translations into local languages, and then send them to the designated locations. In fiscal 2016, the eighth year of the initiative, employees from 19 Group companies took part, sending a total of 1,028 books.
Donating and Disinfecting Toys in Collaboration with NPOs
To address social challenges as much as possible taking advantage of our core business, we have been donating toys of Group companies to non-profit organizations (NPOs) every fiscal year. This year marked the seventh time we engaged in the initiative since fiscal 2009. The Group works with the Japan NPO Center to select NPOs to receive donations. In fiscal 2016, we donated about 2,000 toys from SEGA TOYS and TMS ENTERTAINMENT to the Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation Family House, which provides accommodation support to families of children undergoing treatment for cancer and other intractable diseases. Our employees regularly visit the facility and work with volunteers to disinfect and repair toys and plush dolls.