Color holds possibilities — and purpose. In every community, color has the ability to transform the way people think and feel about their surroundings and experiences. A drab classroom becomes a canvas for students’ learning. A cold, institutional hospital ward becomes a source of warmth and comfort for its patients. A dreary, bleak orphanage becomes a safe, cheerful home.
In the hands of committed volunteers, PPG paint can make life-changing differences. That’s why thousands of PPG volunteers are protecting and beautifying special places in their lives through our global COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® program.
Thanks to the energy and passion of PPG's 47,000 global employees, we have positively impacted more than 6.5 million people and completed more than 300 projects in over 40 countries since the program launched in 2015. And, we are well on our way to investing $10 million over 10 years to support this important initiative.
Brighten the world - virtually
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, we may not be able to join together for COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® volunteer projects, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make beautiful, colorful spaces together. We've gathered colorful sidewalk chalk art and coloring pictures from around the world to reflect beautiful scenes and look forward to brighter days ahead.
Color and Coatings Expertise
PPG knows paint. As a leading color authority and a company that specializes in coatings, we understand and are inspired by the positive influence of color.
We are purposeful in how we approach each Colorful Communities project, mobilizing our product and color experts to select just the right hues and apply them in the safest way. We put our talents to work to create the best possible colorful outcomes for people in our neighborhoods. After all, it’s not just about the paint we apply — it’s about the lives we touch.
Color Creates Comfort
PPG and community volunteers picked up their paint brushes to create a cheerful, welcoming home for the 40 children facing personal or social risk and living at the Casa de Nazaré children’s shelter in Brazil. See how the project spread happiness in the children’s world.Watch Video
Global commitment, local connections
Through our Colorful Communities program, we partner with multiple charities around the world. Across a range of geographies and cultures, what connects these organizations is that each one of them represents an important community resource or provides a vital social service and has demonstrated a need for a beautifying and brightening refresh. We pair our ability to make an impact with the recommendations from our local employees and the needs of each community to form meaningful local connections.
Are you a potential community partner or PPG employee volunteer? Reach out to share a Colorful Communities project idea.
CEO, Union Rescue Mission
Not only did the PPG volunteers provide a cosmetic transformation to the facility, they also brought a transformation of attitude through the kindness and compassion they demonstrated to our families and staff. The efforts of PPG truly made for an overwhelming day for all who were involved.
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Community engagement at PPG spans three priority areas where we believe we can make the most impact