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PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project for Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday, April 22, 2019 8:38 am EDT

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KUALA LUMPUR
"PPG is committed to helping organizations like Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association meet the needs of local communities"

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 22, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped revitalize the facilities of the Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The project brought together around 50 PPG volunteers, who spent four days revitalizing this safe haven for more than 70 children from difficult family backgrounds.

PPG provided nearly 310 liters (82 gallons) of TAUBMANS™ paint products to assist with the project, contributing to the organization’s goal of creating a pleasant, family-oriented environment for the children in its care. Some of the children, who range from 2 to 20 years old, are from family situations involving drug, alcohol, physical or sexual abuse. Others come from poverty-stricken or single-parent homes.

Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association has a special focus on reuniting siblings who have been separated and helping them grow together within a large family environment to become balanced, educated adults. Attention is given to the children’s individual needs and interests, and outside specialist care is provided when needed.  

"We are happy and excited for the children, who helped choose the colors and got to see the painting process,” said Jacinta Steven, founder and caretaker, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association. “It was a great experience, and it was very nice to see PPG’s management team participating in this painting activity.” 

The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Malaysia, where PPG has a manufacturing facility and administrative operation.

The PPG volunteers painted the home’s interior and exterior walls in a PPG color palette of Daylight, Sky Green, Shy Rose, Mauve Ash, Chine Beige, Georges River, Powdered Gold and Sublime. These colors were chosen to create a welcoming, calming and soothing environment.

“PPG is committed to helping organizations like Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association meet the needs of local communities,” said Soma Swaminathan, PPG general manager, Southeast Asia and Industrial Coatings, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan. “This Colorful Communities project revitalized an important community resource while bringing color and beauty into the lives of children who need them most.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 200 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 5.2 million people in 30 countries.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Taubmans is a trademark of PPG Industries Australia Pty. Ltd.

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PPG provided nearly 310 liters (82 gallons) of TAUBMANS® paint products to assist with the project, contributing to the organization’s goal of creating a pleasant, family-oriented environment for the children in its care.
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PPG completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped revitalize the facilities of the Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact:

Hunter Lee
Corporate & Government Affairs, Asia Pacific
+86-135 0205 1283
hunterlee@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com


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