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.

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.

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.

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.

In 2015, Eastman shipped 784 care packages to service members. Team members at multiple Eastman sites participate in the program , demonstrating support for the network of loved ones, family and friends on active duty outside the United States. This year, we hope to do even better by sharing simple mementos of home to these brave people.

Between now and Dec. 5, 2016, supporters can make a monetary contribution through the Eastman Foundation or donate items at our community collection sites.