PPG (NYSE:PPG) has announced that it will carry out a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project to help revitalize part of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield. The project will bring together more than 40 PPG volunteers, who will spend three days starting March 30 beautifying children’s bedrooms and indoor and outdoor areas of Russell House, the heart of the Forget Me Not hospice.
PPG will provide more than 450 litres of JOHNSTONE’S PAINT™ products, including Johnstone’s Trade Acrylic Durable Matt and Johnstone’s Stormshield Smooth Masonry paint. Local illustrator Carly Gledhill has created several murals that will be painted across Russell House as part of the project. PPG will also provide £40,000 in funding to support the redecoration.
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring colour and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as Birstall in Kirklees, where PPG has an Architectural Coatings facility.
“We’re incredibly grateful to PPG for helping us with the redecoration of Russell House,” said Alison Parker, partnerships, trusts & foundations, and major gift manager for Forget Me Not: “After 10 years of constant use, our hospice is looking a little bit tired. With PPG’s help, it will once again be the place of comfort and sanctuary our children and families need and deserve.”
This project is also supported by Bell Group, the UK's largest commercial painting, and decorating contractor. “Bell Group Yorkshire is pleased to be able to support this wonderful project with PPG for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice – it’s an amazing project.”
“We are proud to bring together our volunteers and products to demonstrate our commitment to the community in which we live and operate,” said Nina Skodova, PPG communications leader, UK. “We are really looking forward to next week’s Colourful Communities project, beautifying Russell House to support the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, as well as its clients, children, and their families.”
The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighbourhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, 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 386 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 7.4 million people in 42 countries.