SYLMAR, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project in Sylmar, California, that helped revitalize Hope Gardens
Family Center. 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 Sylmar, where PPG has an aerospace facility.
The project brought together approximately 150 PPG volunteers, who spent
6.5 hours revitalizing three of Hope Gardens’ main buildings. PPG
provided $25,000 to assist with the project, including more than 100
gallons of PPG PAINTS™ SPEED CRYL™ paint products and supplies.
Hope Gardens Family Center is a transitional housing campus that offers
sanctuary to approximately 250 women and children experiencing
homelessness. The center helps women transition from homelessness to
independence within 12 to 36 months by offering a transformational
program and a multitude of services, as well as permanent housing for
about 25 senior women.
Volunteers painted the facility’s administration building and two
dormitories in a color palette of PPG Paints Antique Mahogany,
Stony Creek and Toasted Almond. These colors were chosen to create a
warm, inviting space.
“Hope Gardens is making a difference in this community, providing
inspiration and opportunity to the women and children who use its
services each day,” said Mark Hood, PPG plant manager, Sylmar. “PPG is
excited and honored to partner with such a worthwhile organization. We
are also proud of our employee volunteers, who are helping others in our
community through their hard work.”
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.
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 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.
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