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SC Johnson Helps Fill Funding Gap for Racine Homeless Housing Programs

The Family Company’s Donation Aims to Aid Homeless Families Become More Self-Sufficient

SC Johnson donates $25,000 each to Segue Racine and the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO).
Funding from SC Johnson will be used to support ongoing programs for those experiencing homelessness.

RACINE, Wis., Nov. 29, 2016 – SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Pledge® and OFF!®, today announced the family company has donated $25,000 each to Segue Racine and the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO). The funding for the Racine-based organizations will be used to support ongoing programs for those experiencing homelessness.

“At SC Johnson, we want to make life better for the next generation,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. “We’re pleased to be part of efforts that help put our local families in need on a path to self-sustainability, but also provides a safe and compassionate shelter during these cold winter months.”

Segue Racine volunteers receive a donation from SC Johnson
Segue Racine volunteers at check presentation. Left to right: Holly Anderle; Warren Williams; Jim Ladwig, Director of Community Affairs at SC Johnson; and Yusuf Buckley. Photo courtesy SC Johnson.

SC Johnson’s donation will help cover operational expenses for Segue Racine’s Homeless Overnight Sanctuary (HOST). The group provides food and a warm and secure shelter for those experiencing temporary homelessness in Racine. The group also works toward finding permanent housing solutions for its clients.

HALO provides food, emergency shelter, supportive services, and permanent housing solutions that help people finally get “home.” The organization works with more than 90 service and agency partners throughout Racine to help its clients reach goals of self-sufficiency.

Local organizations that assist the homeless in Racine have received $75,000 in total giving from SC Johnson since October. Veteran’s Outreach of Wisconsin recently received a $25,000 donation to help construct the SC Johnson Community Center that will serve as a key part of the new James A. Peterson Veteran Village.

SC Johnson has provided more than $200 million in philanthropic support around the world over the last 10 years. Areas of giving include: community & economic development; education; environment & sustainability; social services; health & wellness and art; culture & the humanities.

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, as well as professional products. 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 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com