Eaton donates $5,000 from charitable fund to benefit March of Dimes; employees raise additional $8,600 to support work
ATHENS, GA ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $5,000 to benefit the March of Dimes. The funds will be used to support research on the development of premature babies. In addition to the donation from the company's charitable fund, employees at the Athens, Ga., facility raised an additional $8,600 through special events.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies. In 2003, the organization launched a five-year campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth.
These generous donations are a real example of the company's and employees' commitment to making the community a better place to live," said Melissa McDaniel, March of Dimes WalkAmerica chair. "We can always count on their strong employee support."
In addition to participating in WalkAmerica, the March of Dimes biggest fund-raiser, Eaton employees raised money by selling T-shirts, baked goods, raffle tickets, fish, sausage dogs and paper shoes.
"Eaton is proud to support the March of Dimes and the wonderful work they do," said Katye Walker, human resources manager, Eaton's Athens facility. "It's very rewarding for us to be able to play a part in the effort to prevent birth defects and infant mortality."
Eaton's Athens facility, part of the company’s Automotive business, employs approximately 220 people who support and manufacture Superchargers.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.