Eaton donates $10,000 to benefit juvenile law center

PHILADELPHIA, PA ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $10,000 to benefit the Juvenile Law Center (JLC). Based in Philadelphia, JLC works on policy across the United States to ensure that the child welfare, juvenile justice and other public systems provide vulnerable children with the protection and services they need to become happy, healthy and productive adults. The funds will be used to ensure that older youth leaving substitute care have a discharge plan that will address their basic needs, including housing, education and employment.

Founded in 1975 as a non-profit legal service, JLC is one of the oldest public interest law firms for children in the United States. JLC attorneys work on behalf of abused or neglected children placed in foster homes, delinquent youth sent to residential treatment facilities or adult prisons, and children in placement with specialized services needs.

"Eaton's generous donation is a real example of the company's commitment to making the community a better place to live," said Robert Schwartz, JLC executive director. "These funds will make a huge difference in the lives of some very vulnerable children in locations where Eaton Corporation has plants, as well as elsewhere in the United States."

From 2002 to 2004 Eaton donated a total of $25,000 to the Juvenile Law Center.

"Eaton is proud to be partners with the Juvenile Law Center and the work they do," said Rich Holder, Eaton's vice president, Eaton Business System and JLC board member. "It feels good to work for a company with such a strong tradition of helping to improve the quality of life in our community."

Eaton's Electrical World Headquarters are based in Pittsburgh. In the electrical industry, Eaton is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world class manufacturing methods and global engineering services and support, Eaton provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Cutler-Hammer®, Powerware®, Durant®, Heinemann®, HolecTM, and MEM®, which globally serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets. Approximately 455 employees work at the Cherrington facility.

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.

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