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Life Skills and Garden Beds

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

The sound of hammers, the smell of fertile soil, and the promise of a bountiful harvest filled the air at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport’s Eastman Center as seven raised garden beds came to life. Made possible by the Eastman Foundation and Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Learning Landscapes program, the raised garden beds support the Boys & Girls Club health and life skills program area. The project provides a tremendous opportunity not only for Club members to get active outdoors but also to learn about gardening and the plants they grow. They will also be able to enjoy the fresh food and flowers that result from their efforts. The impact of educating and inspiring healthy habits can expand beyond Club members to influence healthy habits for their families and the broader community. Learn More

Supplies for Soldiers

Empowerment

Thanks to our Eastman Foundation team members - and several community partners and neighbors, we collected a record-setting 25,000 items for the 2016 Supplies for Soldiers campaign! In December, more than 1,000 care packages made their way around the world to 73 U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. Each soldier received multiple boxes of toiletries, entertainment items such as books and playing cards, non-perishable food/drink mixes, and practical items, including batteries, note pads and much more. Each soldier also received notes and letters from area students sharing their gratitude. Learn More

United Way Initiatives in LAR

Education   Empowerment

Eastman Foundation strives to promote educational efforts in communities where we operate globally – often collaborating with United Way international initiatives to optimize the impact. In our Latin America region, the Eastman Foundation partnered with United Way of Miami-Dade to implement programs that enhance learning for children in the areas of math, science and the environment. One such program, called Nacer Aprendiendo (Born Learning), uses teacher training and innovative curriculums to strengthen education for nearly 800 pre-school children annually who live in underprivileged Mexican communities. Learn More