Employee volunteers paint and renovate community playground
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a Colorful
Communities charitable-giving project near its paint-manufacturing plant
in Cieszyn, Poland. Mayor Ryszard Macura of Cieszyn and Waldemar
Gołębiewski, director of the PPG plant, recently reopened a children’s
playground in the Park pod Wałką after renovation, expansion and
painting was completed as part of PPG’s global Colorful Communities
initiative. Launched earlier this year, the program expands PPG’s
current investment in communities by committing $10 million over 10
The playground, which was in need of restoration, is an important
community resource offering residents of Cieszyn and the surrounding
area a place where families can spend time outdoors. PPG donated more
than $14,000, along with DEKORAL® brand paints, to help renovate and
expand the playground with a new swing set, carousel and safety mats.
Nearly 30 volunteers, including employees from the PPG Polifarb Cieszyn
facility and their families, used the Dekoral products to restore
playground equipment and brighten the area.
“PPG is committed to supporting the communities where it has a presence
and beautifying important community resources near our facilities,”
Gołębiewski said. “Safety is also a priority of our company, and we
decided to extend the project by constructing features that also help
increase the safety of the playground.”
Launched in May, PPG’s Colorful Communities initiative aims to enhance,
protect and beautify neighborhoods where the company operates. Together
with community partners and PPG employee volunteers, the program
supports projects that transform community assets using donated PPG
paint and coatings products. Examples of other Colorful Communities
projects have included a school classroom makeover, conservation of a
historical monument in a city center, and painting over graffiti in
important community spaces.
The Colorful Communities program is currently engaged with a number of
communities and expects to complete more than 14 projects in 2015 in
North America, South America, Europe and Asia. PPG has completed four
other Colorful Communities projects to date: one in the United States,
one in Italy, one in South Korea and one in China.
In 2014, PPG and the PPG Industries Foundation donated more than $5.7
million to hundreds of community organizations across 24 countries
around the world. These investments focused on: education programs that
teach young people skills needed to succeed in studies and careers
related to science, technology, engineering and math, such as jobs in
advanced manufacturing; revitalization programs for buildings and
community spaces; and organizations important to employees through grant
and matching-funds programs.
PPG Industries and the PPG Industries Foundation aim to create brighter,
more Colorful communities where PPG has a presence around the world. By
investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled
workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to
coatings and specialty materials. With the support of our workforce,
financial contributions and PPG products, we help revitalize our
communities. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes
that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and
charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
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