Date: January 30, 2007
Eaton Donates $20,000 To Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership
WARWICK, R.I. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $20,000 to benefit Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership (RIMP). The funds will be used to pair volunteer mentors with an additional 42 at-risk children in grades seven through 12.
“We are so grateful to Eaton for making the commitment to allow employees to be mentors,” said Arlene McNulty, executive director, RIMP. “They are truly making a positive difference for kids.”
RIMP, affiliated with the National Mentoring Partnership, is dedicated to increasing the number of mentors for children and adults throughout Rhode Island, supporting school-based and community-based mentor programs. Their mission is to strengthen Rhode Island youth through caring mentoring relationships.
Eighty percent of the students are from single parent or low-income families and all have been identified as “at-risk” because they show evidence of emotional problems, difficulty coping with family circumstances, low self-esteem, poor relations with peers or authority figures, or poor academic achievement unrelated to academic ability. Mentors follow the child from elementary school through high school. Eaton employees have volunteered as mentors for the past 13 years.
“Eaton is committed to giving something back to the communities where they do business,” said Christine Long, human resources manager, Eaton’s Warwick location and RIMP board member. “We’re proud to play a part in the positive development of the children of our community.”
Eaton’s facility in Warwick, part of the company’s fluid power business, employs approximately 220 people who design and manufacture mechanical seals for the aerospace industries.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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.