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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.

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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.

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A rainbow of color.

A rainbow of color.

Nearly 120 volunteers from PPG's Wuhu, China plant and its customer Chery renovated the dormitory and school corridor of the Wuhu School for the Blind in Anhui province, China. For the first part of the project, they refurbished the corridors' columns and beams with green, red, yellow and blue paint to highlight a "four seasons" theme. But the second part of the project was much more special and designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the schools' students.

Touching the seasons.

Touching the seasons.

Continuing with "the four seasons" theme, volunteers placed three-dimensional patterns of a piano keyboard on the corridor walls of the dormitory building and then drew the notes of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi's signature The Four Seasons concertos. This wall art will help the school's students experience the change of seasons simply by touching the painted melody.

A common language for all.

A common language for all.

Art is a common language for all," said Cathy Yan, general manager, corporate & government affairs, Asia Pacific. "We were pleased to bring color to the school and help students experience art and other positive aspects of life. This was a very special Colorful Communities project."

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, more than 10,000 gallons of PPG paint created a brighter surface … and a brighter future.

MORE THAN...

2 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.