Donate your company’s used devices

Lights On Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the field of social child care in Japan. We are offering support for the children who cannot live with their parents and instead living in children’s homes or households of foster parents.

We are asking companies and organizations to support our cause by donation. You can do so by donating your company’s used devices.


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How does it work ?

Lights On Children will pick up and inspect your devices and conduct a data overwrite procedure. The devices will be reused. Reuse vendor will purchase the used devices and Lights On Children will earn money for our cause.
Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation will be in charge of the process of collection, inspection, data overwrite and reuse. Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation has logistic bases across Japan and is capable of handling hundreds of devices.

* We cannot collect devices from individual households.

Acceptable Devices

Computers (desktops and laptops), tablets, smartphones (here after referred to as “Devices”) is acceptable – regardless of brand/manufacturer.
For other devices and equipment, please contact us.

Under these conditions:
30 or more Devices in one location.
The performance (power) and condition of the Devices are above a certain degree.

Please note that in some cases we have to decline your offer of donation, due to the level of performance and condition of your Devices.

Pick Up for Free

The donation process is free of charge, including the collection (transportation) and reuse of your Devices. Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation will issue a report of the data overwrite procedure for free.
(If you have a request on the details of the data overwrite procedure, we might ask for a fee for that.)

Trusted Security Standards

Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation will transport your Devices to their technical center in Tokyo, for the data overwrite procedure and reuse.
At their technical center, Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation applies strict protocols, including ISO14001, which are also applied to their rental computers. Contact us to request a tour of the technical center.

Acclaimed Software for Data Overwriting

To overwrite your data, Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation is using a software that is certified by third-party entities and used worldwide. Lights On Children will report the completion of the data overwrite and reuse process, along with a copy of a report of data overwrite procedure issued by Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation.

Donation in 4 steps

1. Send Us a List of Your Used Devices.
  • Please prepare a list of your Devices including the brand/manufacturer, model name/number, and the quantity of each Device. The list doesn't have to be exact at this point.
  • Based on the list, we will determine whether we can accept your donation. Please note that in some cases we have to decline your offer.
  • When scheduling the pick up and transportation of the Devices, we will need an exact list of devices, including the serial numbers. Lights On Children can send a template of the list.
2. Schedule the Pick Up and Sign an Agreement
  • Lights On Children and your company will sign an agreement about the donation. The agreement includes how the donation will be processed in terms of accounting.
3. Data Overwrite and Reuse
  • Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation will arrange a truck to pick up your devices and transport them to Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation's technical center in Tokyo. Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation will inspect them, overwrite the data before resuse.
  • Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation will issue a report of the data overwrite procedure and Lights On Children will send you a copy of it.
4. Lights On Children Earns Money for It's Cause
  • In terms of accounting, the amount of money Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation paid to Lights On Children (when purchasing the devices) will be processed as a direct donation from your company. Lights On Children will issue a donation receipt in which your company being the donor.

* Tax related notice: Lights On Children does not have a Nintei NPO (認定NPO) certificate. Under the Japanese tax system, donations to Lights On Children can be applied to the deduction for donations, but not to the special credit for donation to certified NPOs (特別損金算入). For more on this, see the webpage by the National Tax Agency (only in Japanese).

In terms of sustainability

Donating used Devices to Lights On Children will be a contribution to the environment as well as welfare/education.
This donation program is now in the spotlight in terms of SDGs and ESG investment

Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production
GOAL 1No Poverty
GOAL 4Quality Education
GOAL 10Reduced Inequalities

Lights On Children will use the fund raised through this donation program to support the children and youth in the field of social child care and to raise awareness of the social child care system. For instance, our PC Donation & Online Lecture Class provides youths with an opportunity to own a laptop and learn how to use it.
We are dedicated to promote equal opportunity for children and youth regardless of their family conditions. For more on the Japanese social child care system, see here.

GOAL 12Responsible Consumption and Production

This program reduces burden on the environment by reusing devices instead of destroying them.

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About Us


Lights On Children is:
  • an nonprofit organization (NPO) certified by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government .
  • supporting the children and youth in the field of social child care.
  • also raising awareness of the social child care system.
  • financially dependent on donations and grants from the private sector.
Lights On Children
May 2014 (Corporate status & Ninsho(認証) certificate acquired)
Yumiko Tategami, Board Chair
For the children in need of social support.Together with businesses and individuals.
Office Address
Maia Shibuya Sakuragaoka #201, 30-12 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 150-0031


Lights On Children (特定非営利活動法人ライツオン・チルドレン)

Financial donation from company or individual is also deeply appreciated. See the details here.