June 22, 2020
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund Begins Accepting Second Round of Donations for COVID-19 Crisis Response

Tokyo, June 22, 2020 – The Rakuten Group wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to patients, their families and all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rakuten, Inc. is now accepting a second round of donations through the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund to support COVID-19 crisis response initiatives.

Rakuten held the first round of donations from April 10 through June 19, enabling funded charities to offer much-need support to many affected by the pandemic. While the state of emergency has been lifted across Japan, the effects of COVID-19 continue to affect society for the foreseeable future. In response, Rakuten has announced that it will continue to accept donations through its Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund.

Those wishing to make donations can choose from a variety of payment methods including Rakuten Points, VISA and Mastercard credit cards, including Rakuten Card, and cash transfers to a designated Rakuten Bank account. (See below for further details.)

Donations made through the second round of this fund will be presented to the non-profit organization Japan Platform, the Nippon Foundation's Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund and  the Children’s Future Support Fund*1 in order to offer support to medical institutions as well as families and children who have been deeply affected by the pandemic*2. Rakuten will accept contributions from June 22 through August 31, 2020.

The Rakuten Group is committed to making the most of the internet to empower the provision of aid to those in need, including charitable activities.

*1 Children's Future Support Fund - Emergency Support Project in Response to the Spread of COVID-19: Fund managed by the Secretariat of the National Campaign to Support Children's Futures (Cabinet Office, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Welfare And Medical Service Agency).
*2 Additional charities may receive donations from the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund depending on future developments.

■Overview of Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund to support COVID-19 crisis response

1. URL: https://global.rakuten.com/corp/donation/covid19_202006_en/covid19_202006_en.html
2. Donation period: June 22 through August 31, 2020
3. How to donate

1) Rakuten Points
One Rakuten Point will be converted to one yen. Donations accepted starting from one point.

2) Credit card
Contributors may use any VISA or Mastercard card, including Rakuten Card. Donations accepted starting from 100 yen.

3) Cash bank transfer to a designated Rakuten Bank account
Donations from a Rakuten Bank account are accepted 24 hours a day. Donations accepted starting from one yen. Contributors without a Rakuten Bank account may also make donations from the following site:
https://www.rakuten-bank.co.jp/company/contribution/200622/ (*Japanese only)

* The Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund does not issue receipts. Donations and contributions are not eligible for tax deductions.
* No transfer fees will be charged for donations through Rakuten Bank accounts.
* Transfers of donations from accounts at banks other than Rakuten Bank will incur transfer fees as determined by the respective bank of the account holder.
* Any names of companies, products and services, etc., shown above are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective companies.

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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