Eaton donates $25,000 to benefit Communities In Schools
RALEIGH, NC ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $25,000 to benefit Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC). The grant will be used to fund the CISNC State Training Conference which educates CIS executive directors, state and local board members, site coordinators, volunteers and CIS national staff on how to be more effective in running county-wide programs in an effective and efficient manner, and in helping youth-at-risk.
"Eaton has always been sensitive to the needs of the community and responds generously through its financial investment and employee leadership and involvement," said Linda Harrill, CISNC president and CEO. "We are so grateful for their participation and support."
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation's leading community-based organization helping young people stay in school and prepare for life. CIS is the largest community-based dropout prevention program in the U.S. and has programs in 57 counties across North Carolina. For more than 25 years, Communities In Schools has helped students choose success by ensuring their access to the "Five Basics":
A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
A safe place to learn and grow
A healthy start and a healthy future
A marketable skill to use upon graduation
A chance to give back to peers and community
"Eaton is proud to partner with an organization that's dedicated to keeping our kids in school," said Suzanne Burns, Eaton Electrical Group vice president and CIS Board of Director member. "CIS does a fantastic job of getting parents, schools, businesses and community leaders engaged in getting our children excited about learning. In connection with this grant, Eaton volunteers across North Carolina will also actively support CISNC's mission at the local level."
Eaton's Power Quality Systems Operations facility in Raleigh is part of the company's Electrical business which provides AC and DC solutions for availability in data centers, local and wide-area networking, hospitals, educational facilities and a variety of other industries where managing the cost and reliability of electrical power is critical.
Eaton has approximately 750 employees working at its five facilities in the Raleigh area, and over 4,000 employees in 14 manufacturing locations in North Carolina.
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.