Tokyo, September 9, 2022 – The Rakuten Group wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to all those who have been affected by the recent severe flooding in Pakistan caused by heavy rains that have continued since June 2022.
Rakuten Group, Inc. is now accepting donations through its online donation system, the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund, in support of the people and regions in Pakistan affected by these disastrous floods.
Those wishing to make donations can choose from a variety of payment methods including Rakuten Points, Rakuten Card, VISA and Mastercard credit cards, and cash transfers to a designated Rakuten Bank account, as indicated below.
Donations accepted through this emergency relief fund will be used by the Japanese Red Cross Society to support those affected by the 2022 floods in Pakistan. Donations will be accepted through October 26, 2022 *1.
Going forward, Rakuten will continue providing aid to those in need through a diversity of support methods, as part of our ongoing mission to empower people and society.
*1 The donation period may be extended depending on future developments.
1. URL: https://global.rakuten.com/corp/donation/pakistan2022_en/pakistan2022_en.html
2.Donation period: September 7 through October 26, 2022
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 Rakuten Card, VISA or Mastercard card. Donations accepted starting from 100 yen.
3) Cash bank transfer to a designated Rakuten Bank account: Donations from Rakuten Bank accounts are accepted 24 hours a day. Contributors without a Rakuten Bank account may also make donations. Donations accepted starting from one yen. Details for making donations via cash transfer are available here:
https://www.rakuten-bank.co.jp/company/contribution/220908/ (*Japanese page)
*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 for individuals. 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 or organizations.
About Rakuten Clutch
The Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund is an initiative launched in 2011 following the Great East Japan Earthquake. As more and more aid continued to flow in from both domestic and international sources, many requests were received to be allowed to make donations online. Over the years many have donated through the fund, and this support has been directed primarily towards raising funds to provide disaster relief both in Japan and internationally.