February 20, 2008
CLEVELAND …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $129,000 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.
"Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of the Eaton way of life," said William B. Doggett, Eaton vice president – Public and Community Affairs. "We are proud to partner with these organizations because they provide valuable support and life-enriching services to the citizens of Cleveland and the surrounding areas."
Funding recipients include:
• Salvation Army - $20,000 to support the Christmas distribution program to provide warm coats, food vouchers for holiday dinners and toys to an estimated 2,500 families.
• American Red Cross - $15,000 toward the chapter’s disaster relief efforts to offer assistance to families impacted by floods, fires and other disasters.
• West Side Ecumenical Ministry - $15,000 to enhance the early childhood education programs for this social service agency that serves 41,000 individuals in the greater Cleveland area.
• Consortium of African American Organizations - $10,000 to support their work to utilize the resources of African American professional organizations in Cleveland to promote economic development and enhance career opportunities for African Americans.
• Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization - $10,000 for capital support of the renovation of two buildings and the construction of a third to effect an economic transformation of the Gordon Square neighborhood at W. 65th Street and Detroit Ave.
• Fairhill Center - $10,000 for its Senior Guest House program, designed as a temporary home and safe haven for persons 60 and older who must leave their home due to unforeseen circumstances such as fire, structural damage or loss of income.
• Ronald McDonald House - $10,000 to underwrite an insert in the January issue of Cleveland Magazine to increase public awareness about their funding model.
• Retired and Senior Volunteer Program - $7,500 for its Experience Corps program to increase literacy among children by utilizing senior volunteer tutors. The program serves students at 14 schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
• Technology, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Academy - $7,500 to help defray the costs of employing a coordinator for the TEAM program at Max Hayes High School on Cleveland’s near West side.
• Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation - $5,000 to support the Writers Center Stage program where corporate sponsors enable high school students and teachers to meet with authors and ask questions.
• Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - $5,000 to enhance patient service programs including financial aid; distribution of educational materials; family and peer support group services; educational programs and bone marrow drives.
• National Multiple Sclerosis Society - $5,000 to partially support the equipment and home modification program.
• Santa's Hide-A-Way Hollow - $5,000 to aid the work of this all-volunteer organization that provides services to terminally ill children and their families as well as children with severe disabilities.
• Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF) - $4,000 to help the organization provide college access services to residents of Lake and Geauga Counties interested in enrolling in universities, community colleges and vocational technical programs.
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 1,700 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 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 64,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.