PPG recently completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that helped revitalize the Grand Avenue Club. 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 nearby Oak Creek, Wisc., where PPG has an industrial coatings facility.
The project brought together more than 20 PPG and Grand Avenue Club volunteers, who spent approximately 15 hours revitalizing the club’s library. PPG provided five gallons of PPG PAINTS products and painting supplies. Representatives from IUPAT-DC7 (International Union Painters Allied Trades) assisted with the project.
The Grand Avenue Club provides pre-vocational, employment, educational, housing, recreational and cultural opportunities to adults who have experienced mental illness so that their lives will be more productive and satisfying. The nonprofit serves 425 people annually throughout Southeast Wisconsin and is open 365 days a year.
PPG and club volunteers painted the library’s walls and trim in a color palette of PPG Paints Nutmeg Glow, Pumpkin Cream and Siesta Dreams to create a welcoming and calming space for staff and clients.
“My leadership team and I were extremely pleased to support this project and are grateful to the volunteers who helped make it possible,” said John Kovaleski, PPG plant manager, Oak Creek. “PPG and our employees are committed to giving back to the community by supporting important nonprofit organizations like the Grand Avenue Club.”
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