PPG and Heart of America have collaborated to launch the Colorful Communities project to transform the Florence De George Boys & Girls Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG paint products and volunteers from the company to help support institutions in the local community. The project has helped paint classrooms and redesign playgrounds, as well as more than 450 other projects around the world.
For this project, over 100 of PPG’s top global leaders gathered to spend a portion of their annual global leadership meeting repainting facilities at the Florence De George Boys & Girls Club: the learning center, teen lounge area, art room and auditorium.
PPG also provided more than 12 gallons of paint for the project, as well as a grant to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational activities at the club.
“The goal was to create inspiring spaces so every young person that enters the doors of the Florence De George Boys & Girls Club feels motivated to grow and succeed,” said Malesia Dunn, Executive Director, PPG Foundation and Corporate Global Social Responsibility. “Color plays a powerful role by creating spaces where students feel comfortable and encouraged to learn. Our leaders put the power of volunteerism and PPG’s color and paint expertise to work, aiming to inspire the next generation of leaders.”
The Florence De George Boys & Girls Club offers after school and summer programs to over 220 students. The Club also provides a range of programs, such as leadership development and technology skills.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is grateful for the generous support from PPG and Heart of America,” said Erin Nicoloso, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “The Florence De George Club was able to get a fresh new look because of the generosity of this corporate partnership. Thanks to the volunteers, the generous PPG product donations and additional funds provided by the PPG Foundation, the Florence De George Club will look and feel brand new for our club members.”