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2017

PPG completes 10 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES projects in Greater Pittsburgh for United Way’s Day of Caring


PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of 10 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ projects at various organizations in the Pittsburgh area as part of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Day of Caring. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world.
 
The project brought together more than 300 PPG volunteers, who spent the day revitalizing classrooms, adding color to housing and creating murals for Bethlehem Haven, LaRosa Boys & Girls Club of McKeesport, Camp Guyasuta for Boy Scouts of America, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Human Services Center Corporation, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pressley Street High Rise, Rachel Carson Homestead, Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA and YMCA Homewood-Brushton. PPG provided more than 430 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products to assist with the projects, which will positively impact more than 1 million individuals served by the organizations.
 

United Way’s Day of Caring is about bringing together teams of volunteers to help local non-profit organizations across Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong Counties. Volunteers take to the streets, offices, playgrounds, schools and more to help local organizations better serve people in need in the community.
 
“PPG is pleased to join with United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to make an impact in communities where PPG has a long-standing history,” said Sue Sloan, PPG executive director, corporate global social responsibility. “We are also proud that our employees have chosen to spend this day sharing our mission to bring color and vitality to local communities.”
 
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities and supports projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and donated PPG products. In 2015 and 2016 combined, PPG completed nearly 60 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 75 more this year.
 
“United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania values our long-standing partnership with PPG. This year our collaboration is focused on improving the lives of women, children, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities,” said Lois Mufuka-Martin, chief volunteer engagement officer, United Way. “We are particularly excited because of the enthusiasm of PPG’s Young Professional Organization and their efforts to mobilize volunteers, a wonderful sign that the next generation also cares deeply about our community.”
 
 
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated nearly $10 million in 2016, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 25 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
 
About United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, serving Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong counties, leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives. United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community. To learn more, visit www.uwswpa.org.
 
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

 
We protect and beautify the world, Colorful Communities and PPG Paints are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

PPG Media Contacts:
Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
412-434-3046
silvey@ppg.com
 
Greta Edgar
Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
edgar@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com