PPG and AMP complete community project in Illinois
PPG has announced the completion of a Colourful Communities project in Des Plaines, Illinois, which helped revitalise the facilities of Clean Up – Give Back, a non-profit that organises trash clean-ups in Illinois. The project brought together 30 leadership volunteers from PPG and Ardagh Metal Packaging, who spent the day beautifying the organisation’s new headquarters and community centre.
Clean Up – Give Back has nearly 1,400 volunteers. They have performed 9,500 service hours in the community, picking up more than 41,000 pounds of trash in 2021 alone.
“We appreciate PPG and Ardagh Metal Packaging volunteering their time and resources to make our workspace beautiful,” said Donna Adam, founder of Clean Up – Give Back. “It will inspire us to continue our work to clean up and beautify our communities.”
Volunteers repainted the facility’s interior walls and cabinetry with colours chosen by PPG specialists and the organisation’s leaders to create an inviting space for the employees, volunteers, and those they serve. They also painted an inspiring mural to help create a sense of community.
“Clean Up – Give Back has a passion for cleaning up neighbourhoods, and we have a passion for giving back by protecting and beautifying the spaces that inspire communities to do great work,” said Amy Ericson, PPG senior vice president, Packaging Coatings. “We proudly partnered with colleagues from Ardagh to transform the Clean Up – Give Back facilities and bring PPG’s purpose to life.” PPG provided the paint.
The Colorful Communities programme provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring colour and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world.
“Through the Colorful Communities programme and our PPG partnership, we brought colour and vitality to the Clean Up – Give Back new office and community center,” said Claude Marbach, chief executive officer, Metal North America of Ardagh Group. “We are happy to volunteer our time and harness our skills for a worthy cause.”
The Colorful Communities programme, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighbourhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities programme, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms to bringing colour to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 400 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 7.4 million people in 42 countries.