Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SC Johnson helping to giveaway thousands of backpacks to local students

Fisk Johnson
SC Johnson, led by CEO Fisk Johnson, is stepping up again to help the community.

The JT is reporting tonight that SCJ has vowed that no child who attends the city's Back-to-School Stay-in-School Festival on Monday will leave without a backpack full of school supplies. In previous years as many as 500 students attended the festival, but left without a backpack.

This is the second time this summer SCJ, and specifically Fisk, has made a sizable contribution to the community. Earlier this year the company agreed to pay for any changes needed to maintain the Laurel Clark Memorial Fountain as a splash pad for kids. Renovations to the fountain may cost more than $250,000.

SCJ is working with the city and Project New Life on the Back-to-School Stay-in-School Festival, which is Monday from 2-5pm at Festival Hall.

Read the JT's story here on the backpack giveaway here.

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