PITTSBURGH — PPG completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Pittsburgh that helped revitalize different areas of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. 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 Pittsburgh, PPG’s global headquarters city.
The project brought together nearly 175 PPG volunteers, who spent the day revitalizing the Zoo’s Swahili Restaurant, an African-themed mural near the carousel, The Islands and Jungle Odyssey exhibits, a sea turtle drum painting for an outdoor playground and more. PPG provided approximately $45,000 to assist with the project, including 27 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ MANOR HALL® paint products.
The Colorful Communities project used a colorful palette that included PPG Paints Honey Pot, Wild Lilac, Misty Aqua and Cornucopia to create an enjoyable and bright space for children and visitors.
The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets — from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 125 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 4 million people in 23 countries.