PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Guardian Angel Autism Rehabilitation Center in Tianjin, China

November 2, 2021

TIANJIN, China, Nov. 2, 2021 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at Guardian Angel Autism Rehabilitation Center in Tianjin, China. The project brought together nearly 40 volunteers from PPG’s Tianjin site, who spent nearly 150 hours revitalizing and beautifying the center’s interior.

PPG provided more than $111,755 (approximately RMB 715,000) in products and services to assist with the project, including 685 gallons (2,592 liters) of SEIGNEURIE™ exterior paint. In addition, PPG donated books, laser color printers, learning tablets, vertical electric heaters, bookshelves, tables, chairs, children’s self-balancing vehicles and other teaching aids, and supplies.

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 Tianjin, where PPG has a production facility and global coatings innovation center.

Established in 2011, the Guardian Angel Autism Rehabilitation Center cares for nearly 20 autistic children. PPG volunteers revitalized the center’s lobby, multi-function room, reading corner, music classroom, gym and more under the theme of “love and security.” The design, which focused on natural scenes, included sky and clouds painted on ceilings and walls to create a sense of three-dimensional immersion. The resulting colorful, interesting and warmer school interior stimulates the children’s imagination and creativity and accommodates their high sensitivity to colors, all while providing a safe and comfortable environment.

“We are grateful to PPG for assisting in beautifying our campus,” said Wang Xiaoyin, director, Guardian Angel Autism Rehabilitation Center. “‘Because they have trouble communicating with the outside world, autistic children need more attention and care from society. PPG has renovated the rehabilitation center with bright colors, allowing the children to visually explore a different world.”

“It is quite meaningful to participate in this Colorful Communities project,” said Michael Fu, PPG operations manager, Tianjin plant. “We are very pleased to witness the changes brought to the rehabilitation center with our products and our own hands. We hope our volunteer service can let the children see the hope and light of life.”

“As a member of the community, we want to increase the attention to and care for autistic children in life, education and employment,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific. “PPG hopes to build a bridge of understanding for these children and others through the Colorful Communities project.”

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 330 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 6.7 million people in 42 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 $13 million in 2020, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 30 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


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PPG Media Contact: 

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

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Under the theme of “love and security,” PPG volunteers renovate the interior of the Guardian Angel Autism Rehabilitation Center in Tianjin, China during a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project. 3000 x 2000 jpg 766 KB