On August 25, 2019, one junior high school student volunteered with Seibo Japan and their charity coffee brand, Warm Hearts Coffee Club. She participated in helping serve coffee for the event!
During the month of August, the schools are closed, and it’s time for summer volunteer activities. She decided that this time, she would come to Seibo, to learn about the spirit of charity.
Japanese social enterprise companies
Of course, living in Japanese society, it is very important that you work. You work hard to make a lot profit, and this is expected. It is a duty to help your company and the Japanese economy as a whole.
While that is good and noble, charity and giving to others helps actual, real people and makes a difference in the world. Imagine if you could contribute to that, even just a little bit.
Seibo is a type of company that does both, one that contributes to society and to actual people.
The current situation in Japan and the church
Japan now welcomes many foreigners, and each have their own difficulties and struggles. But there are certainly many places these foreigners can receive help.
The Catholic church is one such place. Many people gathered in the church to drink the coffee and chat with one another. This is where she summarized her thoughts and explained to me what she felt.
As this student offered coffee to many people of other nationalities, all the while she thought to herself “this is worth my time; I like helping other.” She could feel it inside.
The beginnings of a charitable spirit
Spending your time helping other helps you to feel something real. Not only generating profits for your job or for “the benefit of the economy.”
I believe charitable experiences will lead to a deeper life’s purpose and greater motivation. They will make your future career enjoyable and help you continue to feel fulfilled.
Just as our young junior high school student did, I hope that you too will take the first step.