Our global giving totaled more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 28 countries. To ensure this investment had the greatest impact, we focused our resources on the areas that we are best positioned to support – education, community sustainability and employee engagement.
|2018 Community Investments
Volunteer hours are for the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® program only.
Bringing color and vitality to communities
A brightly-colored bus is now a mobile science, technology, engineering and math laboratory, traveling daily to one of 93 kindergartens in Ümraniye, Turkey. Women and children experiencing homelessness in Sylmar, California, now have a warm, inviting sanctuary. In Pretoria East, South Africa, 160 adults with disabilities have brighter living spaces and a Tree of Remembrance mural to honor residents who have passed.
These are just a few examples of how we brought color and vitality to more than 70 schools, health facilities and other shared community spaces in 2018 through the Colorful Communities program. The program provides PPG volunteers, paints, coatings, specialty materials and financial contributions to brighten communities where we operate around the world.
We have completed more than 200 projects around the world since the launch of the Colorful Communities program in 2015. We donated more than 21,790 gallons (82,480 liters) of our paint and coatings and provided $3.7 million in funding for these projects. Additionally, more than 11,000 PPG and community volunteers have donated in excess of 74,000 volunteer hours to help brighten communities by painting, repairing, cleaning and helping in other ways. Since its inception, the program has positively impacted nearly 5.2 million people in 30 countries.