RACINE, Wis., April 28, 2017 – While creating memories that last a lifetime, the Volunteer Center of Racine County hosts summer camps that teach area youth that volunteering and having fun go hand-in-hand. As part of SC Johnson’s ongoing commitment to the communities in which they operate, the company today announced an additional $25,000 grant to provide funding for the Summer Service-Learning Camp. The donation helps ensure the camp is offered free of charge to its participants.
“SC Johnson believes it is important to instill the principles of volunteerism in the next generation,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. “By taking part in camp activities that include learning about responsible environmental conservation, service to senior citizens and volunteering at a local food pantry, participants in the Summer Service-Learning Camp by the Volunteer Center of Racine County realize they can contribute to the well-being of our community.”
The summer youth camp is held in 12 separate, week-long sessions and offered to Racine area youth, between the ages of 11 and 18 free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last summer, over 100 youth attended the camps. Camp participants can register for sessions with themes such as career readiness, disaster preparedness and senior care.
“The summer youth camps stress the teaching and learning concepts encompassed through service learning,” said Al Volmut, Executive Director at the Volunteer Center of Racine County. “With the generous support of SC Johnson, the camps are able to engage youth and teach them about the importance of community service. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming summer season.”
This grant brings total donations to the Volunteer Center of Racine County by the company to over $600,000 since 2001 in support of their youth and senior volunteer programs. The donation was presented at the Volunteer Center of Racine County Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon which takes place each year during National Volunteer Week.
SC Johnson works to make lives better in the communities in which it does business. Since 1937, the company has given 5 percent of all pretax profits to charities. 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 131-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