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Donation to Replace Gardening Equipment and Help 'Grow' Programs

RACINE, Wis., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson today announced the donation of $5,000 to support the restoration of the gardening program at the James A. Peterson Veterans Village, located at 1624 Yout Street in Racine. The company's donation provides support to meet and exceed an unmet GoFundMe fundraiser goal of $1,000.

Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin Executive Director Jeff Gustin receives donation from Jim Ladwig, Director - Global Community Affairs at SC Johnson.  photo courtesy SC Johnson

A recent fire destroyed a gardening shed along with tools, equipment and supplies.

"The Veterans Village is a wonderful new asset within our community," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "It was sad to hear about the fire and loss of gardening equipment, but we're happy to help them rebuild and enable them to continue the great work they do for the community." 

While the shed has already been replaced, the donation will complete the fundraising goal, as well as provide additional program funding for Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin, which leads the Veterans Village project. The organization is nearing completion of the construction of 15 "tiny homes" for homeless veterans.

"We're grateful to SC Johnson for this incredibly generous gift and believing in our mission," said Jeff Gustin, Executive Director of Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin.

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 every year.

For more information about Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin, visit

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.


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