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PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Chatzikiriakeio Child Care Institution in Piraeus, Greece

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8:51 am EDT


"PPG is proud to help beautify the grounds of this significant nationwide organization, and our employees will continue to support it through PPG’s regional Charity Partner program."

PIRAEUS, Greece--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Piraeus in the Attica region of Greece that helped revitalize the Chatzikiriakeio Child Care Institution. 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 in nearby Athens, where PPG has automotive refinish, protective and marine coatings and architectural coatings facilities.

The project brought together more than 30 PPG volunteers, who spent nine days revitalizing an old railroad car on the institution’s grounds. PPG provided more than $2,600 (2,200 EUR) to assist with the project, including around 150 liters (40 gallons) of SELEMIX® paint products by PPG.

Founded by royal decree in 1889, the Chatzikiriakeio Child Care Institution provides comprehensive care and support to girls ages six and up whose families are facing social and economic challenges. In addition to housing, the facility’s 80 residents receive health care, education, counseling, emotional support from social workers and psychologists, and financial support for higher education and other needs.

Volunteers painted the exterior of the railroad car in the full color palette of the Colorful Communities logo, which includes yellow, green, blue and red. These colors were chosen to create a cheerful, welcoming and bright outdoor play space for the girls.

“Chatzikiriakeio Child Care Institution is a genuine example of not only Greece’s cultural heritage but also altruism and humanity, as most of its personnel are volunteers,” said Nikos Georgiou, PPG market director, Greece and Turkey. “PPG is proud to help beautify the grounds of this significant nationwide organization, and our employees will continue to support it through PPG’s regional Charity Partner program.”

The Charity Partner program supports the interests and passions of PPG employees who donate their time, money and expertise to build better communities by providing corporate matching for charitable contributions and fundraising.

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 170 Colorful Communities projects, impacting nearly 5 million people in 25 countries.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 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 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 $14.7 billion in 2017. 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.
Selemix is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Europe, SARL.


PPG Media Contact
Ken Armistead
PPG Corporate Communications, EMEA
+44 1924 354848

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