Tokyo, March 11, 2022 – Rakuten Group, Inc. today announced that it has launched a t-shirt donation drive to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Those making donations of 3,000 yen or more will be presented with a Support Ukraine Charity T-Shirt.
- Rakuten Group, Inc.
Rakuten Begins T-shirt Donation Drive to Support Ukraine: Donators Contributing 3,000 Yen or More to Receive Charity T-Shirt
Through this project, participants of the t-shirt donation drive to support Ukraine donating 3,000 yen or more will be presented with a Support Ukraine Charity T-shirt featuring a Ukrainian flag design. Donations received will be used for the provision of humanitarian aid such as drinking water and other material support, healthcare services and the protection of children, through the Ukrainian government (Embassy of Ukraine in Japan), the Japan Committee for UNICEF and the UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) *1. Donations will be accepted through March 31*2. Those wishing to make donations can choose from a variety of payment methods including Rakuten Points and Rakuten Card, as well as VISA and Mastercard credit cards. The t-shirts are scheduled to be shipped in mid-May 2022.
Concerns about a severe humanitarian crisis continue as many people in Ukraine, including civilians, have lost their lives, with many more having been forced to flee the country. Rakuten has already begun accepting donations for the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Emergency Relief Fund through its online donation system, the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund. In approximately eleven days’ time, donations to the Fund have surpassed 840 million yen (approximately 7.2 million USD)*3. In addition, Rakuten Europe S.a.r.l., which oversees Rakuten’s operations in Europe, as well as Rakuten France S.A.S., which operates Rakuten’s online marketplace in France, have begun conducting their own fundraising activities, as the entire Rakuten Group unites in its efforts to support Ukraine.
As a member of the international community, Rakuten sincerely hopes for a peaceful resolution of this situation, so that the people of Ukraine will be able to regain a sense of normalcy as soon as possible. Going forward, we will continue considering a diversity of support methods to provide aid to those in need, as part of our ongoing mission to empower people and society.
*1 New donation recipients may be added depending on future developments.
*2 The donation period may be shortened depending on available stock of t-shirts.
*3 As of March 11, 2022
Overview of T-Shirt Donation Drive to Support Ukraine
URL: https://event.rakuten.co.jp/charity/ukraine202203/ (Japanese)
Donation period: March 11 through March 31, 2022
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.
Donation: 3,000 yen - 100,000 yen
About Support Ukraine Charity T-Shirts
How to receive: Presented to those donating 3,000 yen or more in the t-shirt donation drive to support Ukraine
Design: Ukrainian flag design (same design for all T-shirts)
Sizes available: S/M/L/XL
Deliveries expected to start: Shipping will begin sequentially starting in the middle of May 2022. Please note that t-shirts will be delivered in order in accordance to when donations were made.