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 amccamy@eastman.com.

Hands for habitat

Eastman has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for more than three decades to help build affordable housing for deserving families in several of our site communities. In addition to providing grant funding for homes, Eastman team members volunteer time and talent to make these projects successful and empower families to make their dreams of home ownership a reality.

We “Dig” our Community Partners

The researchers and paleontologists at the Gray Fossil Site and Museum use our materials and specialty products, including Butvar®, to piece together fragile pieces of history. The product has a unique capability to be pulled into delicate threads, with quick-dry and ultra-strong components that make it ideal for fossil repair.

Visit Gray Fossile Site

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.