CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The Lawson Group's "Happiness in Communities" Fundraising

  • Lawson Green Fund (Scholarship program for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake)
  • Support Dreams Fund
  • Support Dreams Fund (Scholarship program for children from single-parent families

We launched the Lawson Green Fund in 1992 and the Support Dreams Fund (Scholarship program for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake) in 2011.
Furthermore, in June 2013, we started the TOMODACHI Fund and in July 2017 we started the Support Dreams Fund (Scholarship program for children from single-parent families). We conduct all these funds under the Lawson Group's "Happiness in Communities" fundraising. We implement fundraising activities at stores, working toward the creation of a sustainable society by means of supporting the children who will be the leaders of tomorrow and through greening contribution projects. We also donate contributions from Lawson headquarters, Ponta and d point reward point donations, the contribution portion of sales from donation-linked products, and the funds raised by our Group companies to relevant organizations.

The Lawson Group’s “Happiness in Communities” fundraising
Cumulative Donations (including those collected in stores, donations from headquarters, and donations of Ponta reward points and d reward points):
¥8.6 billion (From September 1992 till February 2017)
Fundraising boxes are installed in all stores of the Lawson Group nationwide (approx. 13,000 stores)

Lawson Green Fund

Greening at a school
Activities in a school
Greening in mountain areas
Activities in a mountain
Recipient: The National Land Afforestation
Promotion Organization
The Lawson Green Fund supports greening projects carriedout by school volunteer groups, mainly from elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, and schools forspecial needs education throughout the country, as well as forest preservation projects conducted by volunteer groups in Japan and overseas.
Participation in Greening Contribution Projects
Franchise owners, store managers, store crews, and headquarters employees participate in greening contribution projects that benefit from the Lawson Green Fund.
(Cumulative number of times participated since 1994:over 1.300 times)

Support Dreams Fund (Scholarship program for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake)

Recipient:Civic Force
This scholarship program has been organized to support students affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. It helps 1,097 recipient students make their dreams come true by providing each student with scholarship amounting to ¥30,000 per month.
Social event for scholarship recipients
Scholarship students participated
in the recovery support event held
in Miyagi Prefecture in February 2016.


(Supporting students in the Tohoku region through U.S.-Japan educational and cultural activities)
Recipient:U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)
The TOMODACHI initiative is a Japan-U.S. public-private partnership for U.S.-Japan educational and cultural exchange, the aim of which is to extend support for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and for the development of leaders of the next generation. Lawson supports educational and cultural exchange involving students in the Tohoku region with funds raised by the TOMODACHI Fund.
TOMODACHI Leadership Program
"2016 TOMODACHI Female High School Students Career Mentoring Program in Fukushima"

Support Dreams Fund (Scholarship program for children from single-parent families)

Recipient: National Federation of Single Parents and Children's Welfare Associations in Japan
This scholarship program has been organized to support children from single-parent families so that they can continue on to receive higher education. A total of 400 students, are selected for the scholarships. Third-year students in junior high schools and all students of high schools, colleges of technology, upper secondary courses at specialized training colleges, and high schools for special needs education living in Japan are eligible to apply. It provides each student with a scholarship amounting to ¥30,000 per month for up to 4 years (no repayment required).
Scholarship program for children from single-parent families

Fundraising for Disaster Relief

In the event of a major disaster, our storefront fundraising can be temporarily switched to disaster relief fundraising.

In fiscal 2016, we raised a total of ¥32,404,694 under our 2016 Taiwan Earthquake Relief fundraiser, ¥312,132,193 under our 2016 Kumatomo Earthquakes Relief Fundraiser, ¥6,453,046 under our 2016 Typhoon Lionrock Heavy Rain Disaster Relief Fundraiser and ¥2,111,567 under 2016 Itoigawa City (Nigata Prefecture) Large-scale Fire Relief Fundraiser.