As for the NHK Year-End Donation Campaign, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation which always showed deep interest in social welfare cooperates with Central Community Chest of Japan and is exercise carrying out continuously in since 1951 (Showa 26).
It gave people who lived an unfortunate life including person of war damage, repatriate that NHK Year-End Donation Campaign which had been got close to to the nation began by catch phrase in "New Year holidays bright together" for a long time in 1951 (Showa 26) at first rice cake charges heartily, and it was purpose that gave the children small New Year's present.
Afterwards, it was hard to live and performed support for people and carried out distribution for elderly people who needed particularly physical child with a disability, person, intellectual child with a disability, person, support chiefly.
In 2012 (Heisei 24), we received outbreak of the Great East Japan Earthquake of the previous year and assumed "disaster" priority theme and pushed forward stricken area and the furtherance to activity for the purpose of support of victim as national common theme.
In addition, from 2013 (Heisei 25), we add, "let's lose isolation from area" that it is the furtherance theme common throughout the whole country of community chest campaign to priority theme and work as emphasis on "disaster" and theme of two of "isolation".
In addition, in "NHK Year-End Donation Campaign", we came using name called "contribution" for a long time, but changed to name of "donation" from 2011 (Heisei 23) to distinguish from "disaster contribution" which enforcement frequency added to by frequent occurrence of disaster.
"NHK Year-End Donation Campaign" began in 1951 (Showa 26) as domestic cooperation, but "NHK foreign countries cooperation by the Japanese Red Cross Society began in 1983 (Showa 58), too". We are carrying out as NHK, Central Community Chest of Japan (year-end cooperation), the Japanese Red Cross Society (overseas cooperation), "cooperation" by 4 people of NHK public welfare culture corporation every year now in December.