From painting classrooms to raising awareness and funding for local charities or supporting vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, our colleagues play an active role in building better communities.
In 2020, 12 groups of employees from global PPG locations went above and beyond to make lasting differences in the lives of others. For their contributions to their communities and to helping others amid the pandemic, their sites have been named recipients of the 2020 PPG Community Engagement Awards.
Meet the Winners
PPG employees make life-changing contributions to their communities and their local neighbors. By completing impactful PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® projects, addressing local social issues, building long-standing partnerships, engaging students in science and color and much more, their efforts stand out. Read on for highlights from each site.
Huntsville, AL, USA
In the areas of STEM education and beautification efforts, our employees supported local robotics and workforce development efforts, hosted students in our facilities and participated in the virtual Huntsville Science Festival. They aided COVID-relief efforts to provide food, protective equipment and more, continually serving as community partners.
Seattle, WA, USA
Addressing food insecurity amid the pandemic, our employees joined a local school district to ensure students didn’t go hungry over weekends and held food drives for nearby food banks. Extra shipping crates went to good use when our employees joined Farmer Frog to create classroom gardens.
Greensboro, NC, USA
Our Greensboro team demonstrated their community commitment by facilitating educational resources through grantees like the Greensboro Science Center, engaging with a local school on the challenges of virtual schooling, joining cycling events to raise funds for local charities, providing wellness resources for senior centers and colleagues and more.
Avon, MA, USA
As the COVID-19 crisis stretched resources, our employees gave local organizations a boost by facilitating financial aid. They worked with an elder care service, the local YMCA and the Salvation Army to identify relief programs.
Delaware, OH, USA
Our employees worked to convert paint manufacturing operations to produce hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the supply was donated to first responders and the local community, and it was personally delivered to donation sites. The team also donated PPE to local first responders.
When the Gattinara Hospital reopened amid the COVID-19 crisis, PPG employees facilitated a paint donation to beautify a new department. They also conducted a Colorful Communities project to renovate a middle school and welcome nearly 600 students and 60 teachers returning after the COVID-19 lockdown.
PPG employees revitalized a primary school in deteriorating conditions. They made repairs, cleaned and created a bright, engaging environment for the school’s students and staff through cheerful paint colors and lively murals.
Through the Colorful Communities program, our employees helped brighten the lives of young girls in need and brought inspirational color to the facility where they live. They helped build new beds, supplied them with fresh mattresses, bedding, toiletries and other items, all while providing hope and compassion.
Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France
Across France, our employees completed seven Colorful Communities projects as an official partner of AFM-Téléthon, an association of patients and their relatives, committed to fighting rare disease. Our employees also raised funds throughout the year and promoted our partnership through a points of sale campaign.
COVID-19 Response Excellence Awards
These sites had a variety of specialized community activities focused on COVID-19 relief efforts.
Our team in Gliwice collected goods for a local senior nursing home, donating gloves, protective masks and hand sanitizers during a challenging time at the beginning of pandemic.
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Members of PPG’s global ePro Team partnered with the Latino Community Center to source school supplies and fill backpacks for students who participated in virtual schooling during COVID-19 school closures.