Community Engagement


Our lasting impact starts with the people we serve


Students celebrate during a Colorful Communities project in Vietnam

Every can of paint. Every dollar donated. Every employee volunteer hour. It all matters for the singular purpose of creating vibrant, bright futures for our neighbors around the world.

Yet when we think about our impact, we also count students' smiles when they see their monochromatic classroom come alive with brightness for the first time. We share in a mother’s joy when a women’s shelter transforms into a cheerful, lively home for her child. We join in the awe of a neighbors' meeting at a redesigned playground. We make meaningful change with each opportunity to inspire joy and brightness in the lives of others.


Projects completed in 41 countries


Students, seniors, teachers, patients, and community members impacted


Employee and community volunteers


In PPG funding


Volunteer hours


Gallons of PPG paint products (109,588 liters)

Color Creates Peace

With a lively color palette and beautiful murals, PPG volunteers injected warmth and positivity into the SOS Femmes en Détresse shelter, a safe haven for women to rebuild their lives following homelessness and domestic abuse.

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Rocket Replica Revitalized

Our employees restored the iconic Saturn V replica in Huntsville, Alabama to its full glory with a fresh coat of paint, in celebration of the lunar landing’s 50th anniversary.

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Global Leaders Transform a School

A Colorful Communities project brought together more than 100 of PPG’s top global leaders, who spent a portion of their annual global leadership meeting making a difference in the lives of students and faculty at Richmond Heights Middle School in Miami, Florida. Thanks to their efforts, fresh and inviting colors and uplifting murals now fill the newly painted cafeteria, STEM laboratories and hallways throughout the school.

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LaRhonda Donaldson

Richmond Heights Middle School principal

LaRhonda Donaldson

Miami, Florida

The impact that this project will have on our school goes well beyond a fresh coat of paint, and will create a positive and nurturing atmosphere for our students for years to come.

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