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PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village in Tianjin, China

Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:08 am EDT


"We are pleased to have PPG help us renovate the old dormitory buildings"

TIANJIN, China, May 2, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village in Wuqing, Tianjin, China, that helped revitalize five dormitories. Co-hosted by the Tianjin TEDA Charity Association, the project brought together more than 150 PPG volunteers and their family members who spent 450 hours beautifying the dormitories for the more than children with special needs who live at the facility every year. The volunteers also engaged in games and creative activities with the children.

PPG contributed more than $87,000 (RMB 592,000) of products and services to assist with the project, including 750 gallons (2,839 liters) of PPG Master’s MarkÔ interior paint products.

The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as Tianjin, where PPG has manufacturing and application support facilities and a future research and development facility.

Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village is a foreign charitable organization that provides care,  protection and a home for abandoned children with special needs. Many of the dormitories were more than 10 years old and no longer suitable to accommodate the children. The revitalized dormitories will allow Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village to provide a home to an additional 50 children.

“We are pleased to have PPG help us renovate the old dormitory buildings,” said Tim Baker, founder, Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village. "A colorful and healthy environment is essential to the growth and development of our residents.”

A picture of a loving family that was drawn by the children to represent what they most desired was the inspiration for PPG’s painting theme of love and family. The volunteers painted the interiors of the five dormitories using a palette of more than 30 colors. Different colors were used to differentiate functional spaces, such as pink for girls’ rooms, blue for boys’ rooms and beige for public spaces. Five patterns – sun, birds, flowers, grass and houses – turned the facility into a lively, colorful and hopeful place.

“This Colorful Communities project reflects PPG’s commitment to improving the quality of life of citizens in the communities where it operates, especially those with the greatest needs,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific. "It is our sincere hope that we can provide the children at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village with a happy and healthy childhood by creating a more colorful and brighter living environment.”

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.


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 is a trademark and Colorful Communities and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Master’s Mark is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

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Leaders from PPG, Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (SFCV) and Tianjin TEDA Charity Association attended the unveiling ceremony of the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project. (From left: Michael Fu, Shan Qi, Cathy Yan, Kevin Ni, Tim Baker, Li Haibo, Lily Zhuang and Chen Jihong)


Hunter Lee
PPG Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
+86 22 6620 6102

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