The Story of Sakichi Toyoda
Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, possessed a strong ambition to contribute to society from his days as a youth. He had devoted his 63-year-long life to invention.
The Heartful Club is a Toyota Industries' volunteer organization that was founded in 1997 with the aim of building a more compassionate society.
The club is comprised of some 230 current and former employees of Toyota Industries Corporation and its Group companies in Japan, all of whom have a strong desire to be involved in volunteer efforts.
The Social Contribution Group promotes the club within the company to recruit more members and helps run club activities.
The Heartful Volunteer Support Center opened in May of 2008 to serve a variety of functions, including (1) assistance for a variety of independently planned programs promoted by the club's Social Contribution Group; (2) serving as a hub for collaborative activities with non-profit organizations, members of the Toyota Group, and others; and (3) supporting the independent volunteer activities of individual Toyota Industries employees.
The various activities that make use of the center contribute to the local community, and it is also designed as a welcoming environment where anyone can casually drop in and interact with others on a daily basis.
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