August 12, 2008
PITTSBURGH …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” to support local community organizations in the Pittsburgh area. The $92,500 in grants will be used to augment and enhance various programs and activities benefiting citizens throughout the region.
"Giving back to the community is an integral part of the Eaton culture," said Jennifer (JJ) Pfiffner, manager – Human Resources for Eaton’s electrical facility in Moon Township, Pa. "We are proud to support these organizations because they offer valuable services and benefits to the citizens of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas."
Funding recipients include:
• Auberle - $2,000 to support the Good Kids Fund, which covers many expenses associated with growing up such as rewarding good academic progress, participating in extracurricular activities and taking General Educational Development (GED) and SAT tests.
• Bethlehem Haven - $5,000 to support the organization’s A Step Up program, a transitional housing program for homeless women.
• Carnegie Library of Homestead - $5,000 to support literacy programs from early childhood through senior citizens.
• Gwen’s Girls - $10,000 to help provide mental health services, after school care, summer camps, group homes and foster care for girls ages eight to 18.
• Hosanna Industries - $5,000 to help provide qualified needy families with a new home.
• Junior Achievement - $4,000 to support economic literacy programs.
• Lutheran Service Society - $10,000 to support its Meals on Wheels program.
• Make-A-Wish Foundation - $7,500 to grant wishes to children between two and a half and 18 who have life threatening medical conditions.
• Pittsburgh Cares - $2,000 to provide six customized volunteerism projects.
• The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources - $10,000 to support its finance, sourcing, and marketing efforts for the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO) and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
• Pittsburgh Opera - $5,000 to support the Student Matinee program.
• Shepherd Wellness Community - $10,000 to support the Wellness Dinner Meal program which allows individuals affected by HIV/AIDS to get regular nutritious meals, develop a network of peers to help reduce isolation and loneliness and receive assistance from other service providers.
• Three Rivers Adoption Council - $10,000 to help provide adoption information, referral services, support and education.
• Verland Foundation - $2,000 to underwrite partial costs associated with new bathing facilities in living communities for individuals with severe to profound intellectual and physical disabilities.
• Young Men and Women’s African American Heritage Association - $5,000 to help provide educational, recreational, cultural and social service programs for school aged children and their families.
Eaton’s facility in Moon Township, Pa., part of the company’s Electrical Group, employs approximately 788 employees.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.