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2017

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Hong Kong


HONG KONG, Nov. 24, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped revitalize the Youth Outreach facility in Hong Kong. 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, such as in Hong Kong, where PPG operates its Asia Pacific headquarters.
 



 

The project brought together more than 45 PPG volunteers, who spent a half day revitalizing the Youth Outreach facility’s reception area and crisis residential center. PPG provided $24,000 to assist with the project, including 20 gallons of MASTER’S MARK® paint products.
 
Volunteers painted the walls of a corridor and the crisis residential center in a color palette of grey, green, orange, blue, red, brown and pink to create an engaging and welcoming environment.
 
Established in 1991, Youth Outreach is a non-profit organization based in Hong Kong that helps at-risk youth grow into responsible members of the community. The organization provided counseling services to more than 2,480 youth and accommodated around 530 children ages 8 to 18 in its crisis residential facility during 2016 and 2017.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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 and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Master’s Mark is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

 
PPG Media Contact:
Hunter Lee
Asia Pacific
 +86-22-6620-6102
hunterlee@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com