PPG Announces Partnership with Make-A-Wish to Help Grant Colorful Room Makeover Wishes

Special paint color palettes provide children with imaginative,
creative possibilities for room renovations

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Architectural Coatings today announced that it has teamed up with Make-A-Wish®
to help bring hope, strength and joy to children with
life-threatening medical conditions through the power of color and a
fresh coat of paint.

By working together, PPG and Make-A-Wish transform wish kids’ bedrooms,
playrooms and playsets into spaces they once only imagined. Whether it
be a castle in the clouds, a jungle hideaway or a rockin’ rodeo room,
wish kids are constantly coming up with inventive new design ideas, and
PPG and Make-A-Wish are there to make them happen.

“PPG is proud to partner with Make-A-Wish – an organization that
inspires for its dedication to transforming the lives of sick children
through wishes,” said Tom Maziarz, vice president, stores and dealers,
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada. “Through this partnership,
we anticipate hundreds of room makeovers will be granted each year with
help from PPG, bringing joy to children across Canada, the U.S. and
Puerto Rico.”

PPG color experts have compiled 20 cheerful and inspirational paint
color palettes specifically for Make-A-Wish wishes. Each
five-color palette is designed and named with a child’s optimism in
mind, including themes such as dinosaur disco, carnival of color and
secret safari. Wish kids can also choose their own unique paint color
pairings to fit what they wish to express in their spaces. With paint
names such as Tickled Pink, Hopscotch, Zombie, Cookie Dough and Red
Gumball, children are sure to find colors that will spark their

“At Make-A-Wish, we believe that granting a wish allows children to feel
stronger, more energetic and more willing to fight the medical
conditions they are faced with,” said David Williams, president and
chief executive officer, Make-A-Wish America. “A custom painted space
that wish children can call their own can be an uplifting, fun place for
them to spend time while dealing with their health challenges. We’re
excited to work with PPG in order to bring more color and cheer to our
wish kids.”

As part of the partnership, PPG will offer special pricing on paint and
paint accessories to Make-A-Wish, available through an expansive network
of company-owned stores, including PPG PAINTS™ stores in the U.S., DULUX®
stores in Canada and GLIDDEN® stores in Puerto Rico.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest
wish-granting organization, serving children in nearly 50 countries on
five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 32,000
volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world
every 21 minutes on average. Since 1980, it has granted more than
350,000 wishes to children around the world. For more information about
Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org
and for more information on Make-A-Wish International, visit worldwish.org.

About PPG Architectural Coatings

PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in
residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies
and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It
is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company,
and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks,
repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and
professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000
touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations
and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For
more information, visit PPGAC.com.


PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by
consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable
solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products
and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and
color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer
products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to
enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded
in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more
than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were
$15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and
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Bringing innovation to the surface and PPG Paints are
trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.
Glidden is a registered
trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.
Dulux is a
registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural
Coatings Canada, Inc., for use in Canada only.
and Make-A-Wish Foundation are marks of the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of America.


PPG Architectural Coatings
Katie Kirkpatrick, +1-724-742-5352
Architectural Coatings
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