RACINE, Wis. (July 31, 2015) – With the start of another school year right around the corner, parents are already thinking about what school supplies their children will need. That means the 13th annual Racine back-to-school backpack giveaway for K – 12 students can’t be far behind. SC Johnson is sponsoring the giveaway for the sixth consecutive year with a $40,000 contribution.
“The impact of this donation from SC Johnson will be felt by many. Thousands of our students will have the supplies and backpacks they need for a fresh start to the new school year,” said Lolli Haws, Superintendent, Racine Unified School District. “We all recall how good it felt to have new things for that first day of school. Thanks to SC Johnson’s generous support, Racine students will once again have that opportunity.”
“We all know that school performance is critical to the success of our children,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President–Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability. “As a family company, SC Johnson is pleased to provide the tools to get students excited about and prepared to succeed in the new school year.”
Parents or guardians of students attending Racine Unified School district (RUSD) schools or Racine-based parochial schools should call or visit a Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) community center (see below list) between Monday, August 3 and Friday, August 7 to register for the backpack giveaway. They will be asked for their student’s name, school name, grade entering in fall and telephone number. With this registration, backpacks and supplies will be reserved in the student’s name.
Backpacks and supplies will be sent to the student’s respective school and will be available for pick up at each school’s Open House (or during the first week of school). Supplies for parochial school students will be delivered to schools the week of August 24.
Over the past six years, SC Johnson has provided contributions for more than 20,000 backpacks containing age-appropriate school supplies.
Parents/guardians can register their students between Monday, August 3 and Friday, August 7 at the following PRCS locations:
Cesar Chavez Community Center 2221 Douglas Avenue 262.636.9221 Mon-Fri, 10 am to 3 pm
Humble Park Community Center 2200 Blaine Avenue 262.636.9226 Mon-Fri, 10 am to 3 pm
Dr. John Bryant Community Center 601 21st Street 262.636.9235 Mon-Fri, 10 am to 3 pm
Tyler-Domer Community Center 2301 12th Street 262.636.9414 Mon-Fri, 10 am to 3 pm
Dr. M. L. King Jr. Community Center 1134 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive 262.636.9237 Mon-Fri, 10 am to 3 pm
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 129-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com