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PPG Helps Color Children's Cancer Institute in Brazil with its Paints

Published on 2016-07-20. Author : SpecialChem

GRAVATAÍ, Brazil -- PPG has announced the completion of the first COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Brazil, which helped to add color to the new Children's Cancer Institute (ICI) site in Porto Alegre. 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. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a 10-year period.

Completion of First COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ Project in Brazil

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COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ Project in Brazil

The project brought together about 20 volunteers, including PPG employees of the nearby RENNER® Paints facility in Gravataí, who spent a day helping to paint the new ICI site. PPG donated about 234 liters of DUCRYL® paints for the project, which volunteers used to paint four floors of the Integrated Support Center – the new headquarters of the institute. The center unifies and extends services to clients in fields such as dentistry, psychology and nutrition.

"Our goal is to bring joy to spaces that children of the institute visit daily,” said Fabiano Balieiro, PPG general manager, Renner Paints, who volunteered with the project team. “We believe in the ability of color to make environments more welcoming and stimulating for patients, family members, volunteers, partners and employees interacting in the new space."

Marcio Grossman, PPG business director, Latin America South, and also a project volunteer, said, "As a responsible corporate citizen, PPG is happy to share our products and people through this project. It is exciting to see the impact of our community support both in the people who will use the space and in our employee volunteers."
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PPG's volunteer

Founded in 1991, the Children's Cancer Institute of Rio Grande do Sul is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the chances of curing childhood cancer. A resource in the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer, it provides all necessary assistance for the continuity of care. Through the ICI, patients can get support for their psychological, nutritional, dental, medication, testing and other needs. Their families also receive assistance with clothing, shoes and food. The ICI also conducts scientific research dedicated to advancing new treatments for childhood cancers.

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Together with community partners and PPG employees who volunteer, the program supports projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products. In 2015, PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 30 more this year.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. It donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, it helps grow skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, it empowers PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. It serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.

Source: PPG
 

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