Date: October 9, 2007
Eaton Supports Cleveland-Area Organizations With More Than $84,000 In Grants
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $84,374 to support local community organizations in the Cleveland area. The grants will be used to sustain various activities and programs benefiting citizens throughout the region.
"Eaton recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities in which we do business," said Barry Doggett, Eaton’s vice president – Public and Community Affairs. "We are proud to partner with these organizations that provide valuable support and life-enriching services to the citizens of Cleveland and the surrounding areas."
Funding recipients include:
• Vocational Guidance Services - $20,000 to support partial start-up costs for implementing a food processing, packaging and delivery enterprise training project to benefit worker trainees challenged by disabilities or economic disadvantages.
• Catholic Charities Bishop William Cosgrove Center - $18, 374 to purchase food and supplies for the hot meals and pantry programs offered at the center located at East 17th and Superior in Cleveland. Every Friday, Eaton employees volunteer to serve hot meals during their lunch hour.
• Newton D. Baker School of Arts - $16,000 to upgrade the media center, purchase science lab materials and replace the public address system at the only Cleveland elementary school that teaches academic subjects through an arts curriculum.
• Hattie Larlham - $15,000 towards the five-year capital campaign project to build a specialized technology unit, upgrade the current facility and build a Life Achievement Center and an emergency heliport. Located in Mantua, Ohio, Hattie Larlham is a non-profit organization that provides quality care to children and adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
• Center for Families and Children - $10,000 to acquire educational materials and to upgrade and replace the furnishings in classrooms at the child care centers. The center serves children, families and adults at 10 locations throughout Cuyahoga County with behavioral health services, child care, early Head Start and employee assistance programs.
• WIRE-Net - $5,000 to benefit the School-to-Career program and manufacturing camp for this membership-based, economic development organization providing support in manufacturing improvement and human resources management for manufacturing businesses in Cleveland.
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 990 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.