Community Catalyst

We are dedicated to making a difference in our global communities by investing in creative solutions to empower and inspire others to take action on environmental and social issues.

Supplies for soldiers

A little bit of home can go a long way for military service members stationed overseas. That’s why Eastman sponsors the Supplies for Soldiers program, an initiative that sends care packages to our soldiers to boost morale and help our troops.

During the 2017 holiday season, Eastman shipped almost 40,000 items to U.S. service members. Team members at multiple Eastman sites participate in the Supplies for Soldiers program, demonstrating support for the network of loved ones, family and friends on active duty outside the United States.

Supporters can make a monetary contribution through the Eastman Foundation PayPal account.

If you would like to donate suggested items, submit a soldier’s name or have questions about Supplies for Soldiers, please contact Angela McCamy at (423) 229-6407 or

One book at a time

Room to Read, a global nonprofit organization, envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world. Eastman shares that same philosophy. By contributing to establish primary school libraries and supporting girls in completing secondary school, we’re transforming children’s lives through literacy and gender equality in education.

Building community on the mountain

To celebrate Earth Day, Eastman teamed up with Bays Mountain Park at our global headquarters in East Tennessee on a series of service projects to demonstrate support for environmental conservation and community collaboration. More than 35 volunteers participated in this “Hinge Project” – a series of community collaborations that support how innovative and impactful partnerships improve the quality of life in our communities. Reinforcing the statement “small hinges swing big doors,” these projects highlight how collectively investing in our communities builds trust, goodwill and long-term success for all.