SAN ANTONIO – PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in the greater San Antonio area that helped revitalize the Bulverde campus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (SJRC) Texas. The project brought together more than 700 PPG PAINTS™ stores and dealer channel employees from the United States and Canada, who spent a half-day during their national sales conference to make a difference in the lives of local foster children and teen mothers.
PPG provided nearly 200 gallons of PPG Paints products to assist with the project. The PPG Foundation also granted $5,000 to SJRC Texas to support community improvements and sustainability efforts of the Bulverde campus.
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in the greater San Antonio area, where PPG operates nine PPG Paints stores and sells PPG products through 10 local independent retailers.
For nearly 30 years, SJRC Texas has cared for children and teen mothers who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect and were removed from their homes by the Department of Family and Protective Services. The organization offers emergency placement, therapeutic residential care, community foster care, services to survivors of sex trafficking, pregnant and parenting teen services, and adoption services. Each day, it cares for nearly 100 children from the greater San Antonio and surrounding area.
“We are so grateful for the service and generosity of PPG and its employee volunteers,” said Kyana Beres, Development Manager, SJRC Texas. “They have truly transformed our houses into homes. Not only did they revive our campuses, but they also provided the children and youth we serve every day with an environment where they can heal and thrive. PPG’s impact has colored our world.”
During the Colorful Communities project, the volunteers painted the facility’s living quarters in a PPG Paints color palette of Delicate White, Bark, Garlic Clove, Lazy Afternoon and Whiskers to provide a peaceful and comforting environment for current residents living at the Bulverde campus. The volunteers also painted two large murals on the facility’s water tanks that feature inspirational quotes to foster an uplifting atmosphere.
“At PPG, we know that a fresh coat of paint can make a powerful difference,” said Donna Broome, PPG Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Trade, United States and Canada. “It can breathe new life and purpose into a space, create memories and evoke feelings of calm and comfort, which is the type of environment we wanted to create for those who call the Bulverde campus their temporary home. PPG is proud to give back to the communities where we live and work through the beautification and revitalization of important community resources around the world.”