October 28, 2008
CLEVELAND. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” to support local community organizations in the Greater Cleveland area. The $347,374 in donations will be used to augment and enhance various programs and activities benefiting citizens throughout the region.
Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, the company’s “Powering Communities Grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work.
"These donations are real examples of Eaton’s commitment to giving back to the community," said William B. Doggett, Eaton senior vice president – Public and Community Relations. "We are proud to support these organizations because they offer valuable services and benefits to the citizens of Cleveland and the surrounding areas."
Funding recipients include:
• Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center - $150,000 to underwrite costs to build a new free standing structure at East 117 Street and Euclid Avenue.
• The Salvation Army - $25,000 to provide warm coats, food vouchers and toys to 2,500 families during the holiday season.
• New Life Community - $20,000 to help them serve homeless and jobless families in Northeast Ohio by providing free shelter, job readiness training, academic instruction and GED preparation.
• Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio - $20,000 to support the Teens Talking to Teens program.
• Catholic Charities – $18,374 to help underwrite costs of the free meal program at the Bishop Cosgrove Center on Superior Avenue.
• Newton D. Baker School of the Arts - $16,000 to purchase science and social studies resources, music program equipment, reading lab supplies and uniforms.
• Cleveland Museum of Natural History - $15,000 to support its upcoming exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different, that tells stories of race from biological, cultural and historical points of view.
• Greater Cleveland Sports Commission - $15,000 to assist in their work to transform Cleveland into a leading host of amateur sports events and activities.
• Voices for Ohio’s Children - $15,000 to advocate for public policy that improves the well-being of Ohio’s children and their families.
• First Tee Cleveland - $10,000 to support participants in need of scholarships and help positively impact the lives of young people through the game of golf.
• Towards Employment - $10,000 to help individuals transition to full-time stable employment to allow economic self sufficiency and family stability.
• Adoption Network Cleveland - $7,500 to provide adoption information and support to adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents and foster care families.
• The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio - $7,500 to support the Act Program, which provides students with the skills and resources to serve as positive change agents and strengthen their academic proficiencies.
• Cuyahoga Community College - $5,000 toward the Gap Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance to students who don’t qualify for federal or state assistance.
• University Settlement - $5,000 to provide tutors to children enrolled in the after school program of the social service agency located in the Slavic Village community.
• WIRE-Net - $5,000 to support its youth programs that focus on employment and life skills training.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland - $3,000 to provide support, education and advocacy for families touched by mental illness.
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 1,700 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
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 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.