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Seniors OutreachSupporting ITW Retirees,
Communities for over 20 Years

A company like ITW has a large pool of dedicated and loyal retirees. Not many companies seek to engage their retiree base, and fewer still can claim to have a pool of 6,000 senior citizens actively connected to the company through volunteering and fundraising.

The Seniors Outreach Group was formed in 1991 to serve two valuable community needs: connect this large pool of skilled and dedicated former employees with organizations badly in need of volunteer service, and provide the social connections and activity that can be invaluable to the mental and physical well being of senior citizens. In fact, the group holds formal social events annually in Illinois, Florida and Arizona.

Seniors Outreach also gives eligible retirees an opportunity to continue receiving ITW’s generous three-to-one match for contributions to approved charitable organizations they choose to support (donations to United Way are matched one-to-one). Many volunteer at the ITW corporate office in exchange for a stipend that is donated to partner charities selected for corporate volunteer assignments. Since its founding, Seniors Outreach has volunteered hundreds of hours of community service and raised thousands of dollars in financial donations.

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