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It’s not just about the paint we apply … it’s about the lives we touch.

It’s not just about the paint we apply … it’s about the lives we touch.

In the hands of committed volunteers, PPG paint can make life-changing differences. That’s why thousands of PPG volunteers are protecting and beautifying special places in their lives through our COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ program. We are inspired by a student’s smile upon seeing her brightly painted classroom. By the joy in a mother’s eyes at a colorful maternity ward. And by the laughter at a redesigned playground. This is our motivation for making our neighborhoods happier, more vibrant places.

Transforming spaces where we live and operate.

Transforming spaces where we live and operate.

The COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ program represents a 10-year, $10 million commitment to bringing together PPG volunteers, local nonprofits, government organizations, PPG products and financial support to transform spaces and lives in the communities in which we operate around the world. How? Through the magic of a fresh coat of vibrant paint and the rejuvenated energy and sense of pride and protection it brings to community spaces in need of a refresh.

PPG COMEX paints brought the color.

PPG COMEX paints brought the color.

To support the effort, PPG donated more than $11,000 in paints and supplies from PPG Comex’s architectural and high performance coatings brand in Mexico. Employees donned safety glasses, gloves and t-shirts and learned from PPG’s environment, health and safety team how to safely paint like pros. But it wasn’t all work. Latin music kept the mood festive. Neighbors brought food. And the mayor expressed the community’s appreciation. The day was as bright as the colors now adorning the park.

The park in La Floresta had seen better times.

The park in La Floresta had seen better times.

The La Floresta traffic school in San Juan del Rio, Mexico, was suffering from neglect as the city outgrew its resources. The road signs were rusty. The traffic signals didn’t work. And the grounds needed tending. But hope was not lost. “We learned the city could re-start its community programs if we could revitalize the park,” said Luis Fernández, reg. tech. dir., industrial coatings, Mexico technical lab. “We committed then to painting the playground, fences, benches and buildings.”

Supporting an important community resource.

Supporting an important community resource.

The project not only transformed a tired space, but also the community. “Nearby schools take children to the park to learn about traffic safety,” said Sara Herrera, training and human resources (HR) coordinator, Mexico HR. “Zumba and salsa lessons are back and many neighbors come on the weekends to picnic and let their kids play.” The biggest change, though, is the attitude of the community. “Now they see the place not as a dreary forgotten park, but as a place of joy and fun,” Herrera said.

Global reach. Local impact.

Global reach. Local impact.

A safer school stadium in Kunshan, China. A brightened classroom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A more welcoming medical center in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Across the 70 countries in which PPG operates, the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ program brings renewal, inspiration and community support to satisfy the local needs that matter most. Wherever we go, we seek community organizations to act as our partners and work hand-in-hand with them to achieve our goals.

Did you KNOW?

Since 2015, nearly 10,000 gallons of PPG paint created a brighter surface … and a brighter future.

MORE THAN...

1.8 million people around the world have benefited since 2015.

10 for 10!

PPG has committed more than $10 million over 10 years to beautify the places we call home.