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PPG completes 10 projects as part of COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Day of Caring in Greater Pittsburgh in partnership with United Way

Friday, October 12, 2018 3:39 pm EDT


"Our goal is to enhance, protect and beautify neighborhoods in the communities where PPG operates, and we are proud that our employees have chosen to spend this day sharing our mission."

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of 10 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ projects at various organizations in the Pittsburgh area as part of Colorful Communities Day of Caring in partnership with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. 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 Pittsburgh, PPG’s global headquarters city.

The project brought together approximately 400 PPG volunteers, who spent the day revitalizing classrooms, adding color to housing and creating murals for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (Carnegie location), Boy Scouts of America's Camp Guyasuta, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Rachel Carson Homestead, Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (Braddock, East Liberty and Millvale locations), Vintage Senior Services and Sarah Heinz House. PPG provided more than 615 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products to assist with the projects, which will positively impact more than 1 million individuals served by the organizations.

Colorful Communities Day of Caring brings together teams of volunteers to help local non-profit organizations across Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette and southern Armstrong counties. Volunteers take to the streets, offices, playgrounds, schools and more to help local organizations better serve people in need in the community. This year marks the third-annual Colorful Communities Day of Caring in Greater Pittsburgh. 

“PPG is pleased to partner with United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to make a positive impact in communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area and PPG’s global headquarters city,” said Malesia Dunn, PPG executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility. “Our goal is to enhance, protect and beautify neighborhoods in the communities where PPG operates, and we are proud that our employees have chosen to spend this day sharing our mission.”

“United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is grateful for our long-standing partnership with PPG,” said Neil DiBiase, vice president, workplace giving, United Way. “We are dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities in our local communities, and we are excited to embark on this mission together with PPG.

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.

About United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, serving Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong counties, leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives. United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community. To learn more, visit www.uwswpa.org.


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


PPG Media Contact:
Greta Edgar
Corporate Communications

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