PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) has donated $12,100 to help two child-centered
organizations in Russia expand their programs and services to area
youth. The contributions were made on behalf of the PPG facilities in
Lipetsk and Kolomna, Russia.
In rural Lipetsk, a donation enabled administrators at the Griazy
orphanage to repair and update the building’s gymnasium. The project
received additional support from local PPG employees, many of whom
volunteered to help renovate the heavily-used space. Using paints
donated by PPG and its distributor, volunteers replaced toxic materials
on floors and walls with safer PPG products and worked side-by-side with
children who live in the orphanage to add decorative touches throughout
Five hours north of Lipetsk, a donation is enabling a local school in
Kolomna to teach children about road safety. With support from PPG, the
Kolomna Gymnasium No. 2 Kvantor, located near Moscow, recently purchased
and installed an interactive road-safety training program to increase
children’s awareness of common traffic hazards and how to avoid them.
Employees at the PPG facility in Kolomna requested a donation to fund
the program because they felt their community needed it.
“As a community partner, PPG wants to support local organizations that
are making a difference where our employees work and live,” said Jens
Brackebusch, PPG general manager, Russia. “This is an important part of
our global mission to be caring, responsible corporate citizens in our
To better serve its growing customer base in Russia and Eastern Europe,
PPG is currently completing a state-of-the-art coatings facility
expected to open this summer in Lipetsk. It will provide industrial,
automotive, packaging, and protective and marine coatings. The Kolomna
facility manufactures adhesives and sealants.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated more than $6.6 million in 2015
to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing
in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and
develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and
specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact
for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer
efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
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