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Helping families through the COVID-19 pandemic

SC Johnson took quick action to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to create a better, healthier world during challenging times.

We committed $15 million in financial assistance and product donations to help those on the front lines. 

Putting families’ health first 
We committed $15 million in COVID-19 support

SC Johnson has long worked to equip families with the resources they need to live healthier lives. As a global leader in cleaning and disinfection, we were able to provide key support as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world. We supported multiple initiatives to help improve health and hygiene where needed most.

We made sure vital resources were deployed globally to support medical workers, first responders and pressing public needs in health care, children’s education, humanitarian relief and worker training.

Emergency action
We donated to people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

In rapidly evolving outbreak situations, it’s important to act fast. SC Johnson responded quickly, supporting people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Among our key donations, we supported families by giving $1 million to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund and $4 million to support response efforts across Asia, Europe and Latin America.

The Foundation used our donation to help fill gaps and mobilize resources to address fast-emerging needs posed by COVID-19. Key efforts included supporting first responders in local communities, developing education and awareness campaigns, and meeting essential needs for those in quarantine.

Donations. Programs. Partnerships.
Supporting families through COVID-19

Here’s a roundup of some of the initiatives we supported:

Save The Children
SC Johnson donated $1 million to Save the Children as part of our partnership to educate and enable children around the world to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to future public health threats. 

A $140,000 donation was added to address urgent local needs of vulnerable children and families across Europe.

The MENTOR Initiative
Partnering with The MENTOR Initiative and the United Nations Foundation, we created over 1,000 disinfection kits for healthcare workers at 100 clinics and hospitals in Borno State, Nigeria. 

These facilities support about 2 million people in the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases.

Habitat for Humanity
We contributed nearly $500,000 to fund Habitat for Humanity programs across six Asia Pacific countries.

These programs provided access to housing and proper water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for families in underserved communities.

Sesame Workshop

SC Johnson teamed up with Sesame Workshop on a global initiative to create tools and resources for young children and caregivers to promote healthy and environmentally sustainable practices at home. 

The first step was educational videos from Elmo modeling healthy routines around bedtime, bath time and sick days.

People with heart
SC Johnson employees past and present gave their all

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, SC Johnson people all over the world stepped up to help. 

Many of our teams worked to increase production capacity while learning new ways to stay safe on the job, and pivoted to quickly produce, distribute and donate products that were in high demand like hand sanitizer and disinfectants. Some of SC Johnson’s past employees even came out of retirement to lend a hand with production. 

From cheering loudly to writing meaningful handwritten thank you notes, SC Johnson people used their voices to make sure those on the front lines—be they manufacturing colleagues, medical professionals or first responders — were supported and celebrated. 

A handwritten 'thank you'
Two small words. One powerful message.

To support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, SC Johnson re-purposed a production line to make hand sanitizer for donation to medical professionals and first responders.

Our teams added a personal touch, to further express their appreciation. SC Johnson people included handwritten “thank you” notes in every box, to send their support and gratitude to those fighting COVID-19 head on. 

“Thank you for all your service to the community!!”

“Thank you for all you are doing to keep us safe and healthy!”