Reaching Out to Communities around the World
Eaton employees have built a reputation for a willingness to help others - whether giving a few hours a week to counsel troubled teens or serving as board members for nonprofit organizations, they never hesitate to roll up their sleeves on behalf of causes that benefit individuals and their community.
In Jackson, Mississippi, Eaton employees make a special effort to serve meals to the homeless. In Puerto Rico, employees collect clothing and perishable goods to send to communities in need in the aftermath of natural disasters. In Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they build houses for Habitat for Humanity. In numerous cities, employees tutor or mentor elementary and secondary school students.
Community Involvement Teams
Teams of Eaton employees support a variety of activities throughout the year, such as collecting toys and holiday gifts for children's homes, teaching Junior Achievement programs and selling daffodils on city streets for the American Cancer Society. Employees have spearheaded participation in walk/run benefits such as the AIDS Walk, Race for the Cure for breast cancer and the Turkey Trot for the homeless.
REV'd UP (Retirees of Eaton Volunteering to Do Useful Projects) is a group of enthusiastic and highly energetic Eaton retirees. Last year they contributed 4,000 volunteer hours to 25 community projects.
Rewarding Voluntary Service - The Stover Volunteerism Award
Many Eaton employees, motivated only by their desire to help, give their own time to serve as members of boards, tutor school children or help at homeless shelters. In recognition of individual employees who embody the spirit of volunteerism that is a hallmark of our company, each year Eaton honors their efforts with a special recognition ceremony, a commemorative plaque and a $2,500 contribution to a nonprofit community service organization of their choice.
The award was established in 1993 in the name of former Chairman James R. Stover who demonstrated his concern for community throughout his 31-year career with Eaton. Stover, who served as chairman of the Cleveland United Way board, was a guiding force in Cleveland's United Way. He also spearheaded a resurgence of community concern as a leader in organizations that focused on regional economic development initiatives.