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Intelligent Switchgear Organization Donates 100 Backpacks to Low-income Children Attending Easter Seals North Georgia’s Child Development Center in Roswell

Backpacks filled with school supplies enable families to continue learning away from school

Roswell, Ga., August 12, 2015

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Laura Kahn
404-943-1070 ext. 126

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On Thursday, August 6, Intelligent Switchgear Organization (ISO) made a difference in the education of the children attending Easter Seals North Georgia’s (ESNG) child development center at Mansell in Roswell, Ga.

Employees at ISO – an engineering and manufacturing company that designs, programs, builds, sells and services Caterpillar Switchgear and Automatic Transfer Switches – bought, assembled, and donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies. Several employees were on hand to distribute the backpacks to the grateful children.

“We have been donating school supplies and backpacks to Easter Seals North Georgia for the past three years. Each year we have increased the number of backpacks from 55 the first year to 100 this year,” said Tina Spencer, Human Resources at ISO. “This year was especially nice because employees were able to see firsthand how their donations benefit their community.”

The children of ESNG’s child development center at Mansell are enrolled in Head Start and Georgia Pre-K and live at or below the federal poverty line. “These backpacks truly make a difference in the lives of these families,” said Center Manager Tinu Agboola. “Having these supplies not only bring smiles to the faces of the children, they bring a sense of relief to the parents. They are very much appreciated.”

Easter Seals North Georgia
Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc (ESNG) is a community-based, non-profit organization located in metropolitan Atlanta, whose mission is to provide high-quality services to ensure that children with disabilities or other specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.  Easter Seals’ core programs include: early childhood education, early intervention, early childhood mental health, Foster Grandparent program, and Champions for Children.

ESNG started the first inclusive childcare program for children with and without disabilities, which has become a model program for the state of Georgia. Currently, Easter Seals provides comprehensive early childhood education to 1,651 children and their families, ages 6 weeks to five years. The organization’s 12 child development centers are located in Fulton, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and Walton counties. 

ESNG also provides early intervention services to 1,787 families with children - newborn to three years old - that require occupational, speech, and/or physical therapy through Babies Can’t Wait in Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale counties.

Nearly 200 families in North Georgia are helped by the Champions for Children program. It is designed to assist children and families who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid program.

Intelligent Switchgear Organization
Intelligent Switchgear Organization, LLC is a joint venture between Caterpillar and Eaton Corporation. ISO is an engineering and manufacturing company that designs, programs, builds, sells and services Caterpillar Switchgear and Automatic Transfer Switches.

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