Giving Back to the Community

book-collection-book-stacksRosedale Reading Project

In 2017, Cabot Microelectronics employees in Aurora donated more than 400 books and $120 in cash to the Rosedale Reading Project. The project was sponsored in part by John Shields Elementary School in Sugar Grove (Kaneland School District 302). Rosedale is an economically declining town in Mississippi with an approximate population of 1,800. The town library and local school district are in dire need of books for children of all ages.


Bicycle Donation at our Annual Aurora Campus E-Act Fair

In 2015, Cabot Microelectronics employees in Aurora donated over 20 bicycles for Working Bikes.  Working Bikes is a not-for-profit organization that rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.  The donated bicycles were delivered to CESTA in El Salvador. CESTA redistributes the bikes throughout El Salvador, providing affordable, efficient transportation to those in need.

>> Learn more about CMC’s Annual Aurora Campus E-Act Fair


Annual Blood Drive

HBClogoIn May 2015, CMC held its annual blood drive at the Aurora, IL campus. This year we were able to collect a total of 47 units of blood. This exceeded our goal of 45 units.


Community Outreach

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During the months of October and November, Cabot Microelectronics conducts a Coats for Kids Drive along with the City of Aurora, the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, and Communities in Schools.

Senior Giving Tree

Our Employee Resource Group actively assists the Humanitarian Service Project organization.  Each year our employees donate gifts and volunteer their time to help support our local seniors with gifts for the holidays.


CMC Donates to Japan Tsunami Relief Effort

In March of 2011, CMC asked all employees to donate to the Japanese Tsunami Relief Effort to help those affected by the devastating tsunami in Japan. A total of $60,000 dollars was donated by CMC to the American Red Cross and its partner the Japanese Red Cross Society to help with the relief efforts. ($30,000 by employees and $30,000 in corporate match.)