A calming, personal retreat.

A calming, personal retreat.

Over four days, 60 PPG volunteers revitalized interior and exterior areas of the Kungwini Children's Home, which cares for more than 160 residents. Communal areas became a calming retreat through the addition of warm, inviting neutrals, while the bedrooms were turned into special places for the children by painting their favorite colors on the walls. New bed linens, curtains, outdoor furniture, gym equipment and umbrellas were also donated.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Grandma & grandpa's corner.

Grandma & grandpa's corner.

Thanks to renovations made through the Colorful Communities program, more than 100 residents at the Samarytanin Retirement Home have more comfortable spaces to gather and relax. The project brightened the home's garden area and added a resting space, affectionately named "Grandma & Grandpa's Corner," for its elderly tenants.

WROCLAW, POLAND

Canine assistance.

Canine assistance.

More than 50 employee volunteers dedicated one day to rejuvenating the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation. The spaces that received a new look included guest rooms, outdoor benches and medical areas. The organization trains guide dogs to help people who are visually impaired and others who can benefit from canine assistance, such as children with autism, individuals who use wheelchairs and those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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An exterior transformation.

An exterior transformation.

The playground, fences and garden buildings at St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School were transformed in just two days by about 30 volunteers and an array of paint colors. Annually, the primary school educates more than 200 students between the ages of three and 11.

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM

Outdoor learning.

Outdoor learning.

PPG employees volunteered to create outdoor learning spaces in the form of vibrant, colourful playgrounds at two schools of the Focus Trust organization – Birstall and Fieldhead Primary Academies, both less than 1.5 miles from PPG’s architectural coatings facility in Birstall.

BIRSTALL, UNITED KINGDOM

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A colorful new look.

A colorful new look.

More than 140 volunteers spent three days adding color and brightness to 21,500 square feet of walls with more than 460 liters of paint at the Corvin Mátyás primaty school, which educates around 700 students each year. Four classrooms, four changing rooms and the playground received a colorful new look.

KECSKEMÉT, HUNGARY
 

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