HIGHLAND – Power management company Eaton is providing a $5,000 sponsorship to Make-A-Wish Illinois on behalf of its B-Line business.
The donation will be used to help facilitate a local 5K run/walk fund-raiser in the southern Illinois region. It will also serve as a large portion of the funds needed to support a wish for a local child battling a life-threatening medical condition.
“For the past six years, we have been able to witness first-hand the incredible way Make-A-Wish changes the lives of local children and families affected by life-changing medical conditions,” said Daniel Castillo, president of Eaton’s B-Line business. “With this donation, we’re able to once again support this worthwhile organization that continues to do great things in and around our community for these deserving and very brave kids.”
As a direct result of the donation, a wish child named Anne will have the opportunity to experience the wish of a family trip to Hawaii.
“The generous and enthusiastic support of Eaton’s B-Line business is a wonderful example of the community coming together to provide our wish children with hope, strength and joy at a time they need it most,” said Stephanie Springs, chief executive officer, Make-A-Wish Illinois.
In addition to its $5,000 donation, Eaton’s B-Line business also supports the organization through its ongoing fund-raiser, Jeans for Wishes. The campaign, held each year in March, allows employees to make a donation in order to wear jeans to work. This year the campaign raised approximately $2,500.
Beyond the company’s monetary support, members of Eaton’s B-Line business formed a team to walk in the 8th Annual Walk for Wishes, a 5K run and 1-mile walk held in May at Korte Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.