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SC Johnson Wants to Fill Local Food Bank by 'Emptying the Bucket'

Community-Wide Campaign Will Help Racine County Food Bank and Those in Need

SC Johnson issues community-wide challenge to “Empty the Bucket” and support Racine County Food Bank.
The “Empty the Bucket” message is being brought to Racine by motivational speaker Inky Johnson.

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 22, 2017 – SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc® today announced the family company is issuing a community-wide challenge to “Empty the Bucket” and support the Racine County Food Bank.

“Empty the Bucket” represents the importance of challenging yourself every day; when you do, great things can happen. This important message is being brought to the Racine-area schools and community by motivational speaker Inky Johnson.

Rising above Adversity through Drive and Determination

Inky Johnson is a former star cornerback for the University of Tennessee who overcame a career-ending injury through perseverance, determination and by “Emptying the Bucket” every day. Johnson is an author and highly sought-after national speaker and will be sharing his unique motivational message with more than 3,000 students during programs at Racine-area high schools and middle schools this week. Based in Atlanta, Johnson’s visit is being supported by SC Johnson.

“It’s important for all of us to take inspiration from Inky’s challenge to push ourselves every day to be better and do better,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson. “We’re happy that we can bring Inky to Racine and help share his important message in the schools and community.”

As part of Johnson’s motivating program, area schools will participate in an “Empty the Bucket” non-perishable food collection challenge to assist the Racine County Food Bank. The area high school that collects the most donations by weight will receive a $2,500 school donation from SC Johnson. Both the public and private area middle schools that collect the most food donations will each receive a $2,500 school donation from SC Johnson. The challenge ends March 24 and will be managed by the Racine County Food Bank.

Help Stock the Food Pantries of Those in Need by Sharing from Yours

In addition to the in-schools contests, the entire community is invited to help “Empty the Bucket” and support the Racine County Food Bank by placing non-perishable food items in the specially marked buckets located in Racine-area Pick ‘n Save and Piggly Wiggly stores.

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.