Eaton Corp. steps up again, this time to support South Milwaukee’s much-deserving social service agency. From Human Concerns …
South Milwaukee Human Concerns (SMHC) received the largest grant awarded by the Eaton Corporation Charitable Fund in southeastern Wisconsin, a $30,000 award that will help the nonprofit food pantry continue its mission of help and hope to thousands of South Milwaukee residents.
The Eaton Corporation Charitable Fund is dedicated to supporting programs that improve the quality of life in communities where the company operates. The global power management solutions company operates a major electrical automation and control plant in South Milwaukee at 2800 9th Avenue.
In a check presentation ceremony August 29 at SMHC, 1029 Milwaukee Avenue, Eaton officials praised the work of SMHC, which served 7,403 unique/unduplicated clients in 2017, including 2,962 children.
“I am so grateful that we could make this happen,” said Denise Arnold, Product Specialist, Power Systems Division at Eaton in South Milwaukee. Arnold, one of 30 SMHC volunteers, said Eaton is proud to support SMHC, an organization that does such important work and fulfills a vital community-wide role.
Largely unique in its charitable philosophy, Eaton Corporation Charitable Fund supports the volunteer work of its employees within its communities of operation; qualifying grant dollars follow the employee’s work to a worthy nonprofit organization.
Deb DeBoer, SMHC director, lauded Eaton’s grant award, saying it will help to sustain the center’s operations, which relies on volunteers and donations and has many on-going expenses.
In addition to its work as a food pantry, SMHC provides used adult and children’s clothing, selected household items and social service referrals. It also offers annual school supply and holiday gift giving programs for children in partnership with area businesses, organizations and faith based groups. SMHC receives no taxpayer funding and began work as a nonprofit 501(c)3 in 1973. All of its services are provided at no cost to its needs-based clients. For more information and to donate visit smhumanconcerns.org.