TOCCOA, GA ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $25,000 to support local community organizations, including $15,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs, $5,000 to Franklin County Partnership and $5,000 to FAITH in Rabun County.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America seek to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Eaton's recent donation of $15,000 will be used to support the After School Program offering homework help, tutoring, computer lab, socialization and recreation. This gift will also be used to update programs, curriculum and staff training. The Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit organization that benefits more than 100 local youths, between the ages of six and 18.
Franklin County Partnership is a community collaborative agency focused on youth empowerment, school success, and high school graduation for all Franklin County students; as well as family stability and decreasing child abuse and neglect. Eaton's donation of $5,000 will be used to support the Imagination Library Program, which sends a book each month to every registered child up to the age of five. Sixty-one percent of low-income families do not have a single book in their homes suitable for a child. The donation will provide almost 400 free books to children in Franklin County this year.
FAITH in Rabun County's "Power House for Kids" program provides free and confidential services to victims of child abuse. Eaton's donation of $5,000 will be used to create a more effective response system by combining the wisdom and professional knowledge of child protection services, law enforcement, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals. The Power House for Kids child advocacy center provides a friendly environment for children to tell their "stories." Power House for Kids serves the Mountain Judicial Circuit comprised of Rabun, Stephens and Habersham Counties. Power House for Kids provided services to over 300 sexual assault victims during the past year.
"Ensuring that these agencies continue to provide assistance to those in need is very important," said Lorry Jackson, plant manager at Eaton's Toccoa facility. "We're all proud to work for a company with such a strong tradition of helping our local community."
The Eaton Toccoa facility, part of the company's Aerospace business, employs approximately 150 people who support and manufacture clamps, couplings, flanges and ducting products for aerospace applications.
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.