All hands on deck.

All hands on deck.

PPG employees joined forces with local residents and students' families to paint the facade, halls, sports court and classrooms at the EEEM José Maurico School. Professional painters from the Brazilian Movement for a Better Painter, a professional painters' association that repairs deteriorated spaces in Brazil's economically disadvantaged regions, joined the cause. Various colors created a welcoming and happy space for the school's 1,200 students.

GRAVATAÍ, RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL

 

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Better bus shelters.

Better bus shelters.

More than 20,000 people will benefit on a daily basis from the 80 hours 20 PPG employees spent revitalizing 26 bus shelters in Argentina's largest industrial park.

PILAR, ARGENTINA

Leading the way.

Leading the way.

As part of a Central American leadership meeting, more than 45 PPG employee volunteers from six different countries revitalized eight houses and recreational areas at the San José Orphans Hospice. They also painted murals in the facility's gym to create a bright and joyful space for the 75 at-risk children who receive care and education at the center.

SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Tropical escape.

Tropical escape.

More than 30 volunteers helped the San Salvador School to feel more like the tropics with a new color palette that included white, red, yellow, blue and orange. Renovated areas included the school's kitchen, teacher's lounge, bathrooms and six classrooms. Additionally, volunteers helped rebuild the sanitation system and installed lights and vents, as well as donated shoes and clothing for the school's students who come from economically disadvantaged areas.

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

Honoring the first responders.

Honoring the first responders.

For the third Colorful Communities project in San Juan del Rio, more than 60 volunteers revitalized the San Juan del Rio Fire Station in the state of Queteraro. They painted the building's interior, as well as its classrooms and dormitories for the 46 certified firefighters it houses and who respond to an average of 3,000 calls per year.

SAN JUAN DEL RIO, MEXICO

Sleeping dreams awakened.

Sleeping dreams awakened.

Each year at the Volcano Project, 100-170 children from disadvantaged communities use music, culture, leisure and sport to awaken their sleeping dreams, which have been quieted by frustrations, abandonment, abuse, fears, depression, prejudices and a lack of encouragement. Volunteers painted internal and external areas of the organization to create a brighter, more positive environment to support participants’ personal, familial and professional development.

SUMARÉ, BRAZIL