SUSTAINABILITY The Lawson Group's "Happiness in Communities" Fundraising

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

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Thank you very much for your strong support!

  • Support Dreams Fund

We launched the Lawson Green Fund in 1992, Support Dreams Fund Scholarship program for children from single-parent families in 2017 and "Dream Classes" Fund in 2019.
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.

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):
¥10.0 billion (From September 1992 till February 2020)
Fundraising boxes are installed in all stores of the Lawson Group nationwide (approx. 14,500 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:about 1,540 times)

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 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 in Japan are eligible to apply. It provides each student with a scholarship amounting to 30,000 yen per month (no repayment required; holders of any other scholarship given by other institutions can apply for this scholarship).
Scholarship program for children from single-parent families

“Dream Classes” Fund

Recipient: Japan Football Association
We support the Japan Football Association’s JFA KOKORO (HEART) PROJECT "Dream Classes" to deliver the importance of having a dream and making efforts toward the dream to children.
Approximately 570 students of 18 classes in 8 schools have participated in the “Dream Classes” since the project was launched in 2019.
Scholarship program for children from single-parent families

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 helped 1,097 recipient students make their dreams come true by providing each student with scholarship amounting to 30,000 yen 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
"2019 TOMODACHI Female High School Students Career Mentoring Program in Fukushima"

Fundraising for Disaster Relief

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

We launched disaster relief funds for Typhoons No.15 and No.19, both of which caused serious damage in 2019, and received an appreciation letter for our efforts to support disaster relief activities from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in December 2019.