PPG gives a paint makeover

PPG and Heart of America volunteers provide a colorful makeover at a Georgia high school.
PPG paint makeover GA hs
PPG’s Paint for a New Start initiative brings a colorful makeover to Tri-Cities high school in Georgia.

PPG announced the completion of a Colorful Communities project in East Point, Georgia, that provided a colorful makeover for Tri-Cities high school as part of the company’s new Paint for a New Start initiative.

More than 70 PPG employee volunteers joined representatives from educational non-profit Heart of America to paint a fresh coat of color throughout the school’s classrooms and hallways, said PPG.

“Through our global Colorful Communities program, PPG paint can make life-changing differences by protecting and beautifying special places in our lives, and East Point is that special place,” said Scott Bartlett, PPG vice president, global operations, architectural coatings.

Student-designed murals were a focal point of the day, with participants using some of PPG’s most popular paint colors to bring their works to life, said the firm.

The halls of Tri-Cities high school will be on trend due to the use of PPG’s 2022 Colorful Communities color palette, the company said, which includes its 2022 colors of the year Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4), Golden Hour (PPG1214-6) and Juniper Berry (PPG1145-6).

“The goal was to create engaging spaces for students to learn and grow, and I’m confident this team accomplished that,” said Bartlett.

In addition to PPG providing paint and sundries for the project, the PPG Foundation said it will donate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) supplies for students to use in the coming school year.

“Tri-Cities High School is so grateful for the hard work that was put into this beautiful transformation today,” said Dr. Ethel Lett, principal, Tri-Cities high school.

“Thank you to PPG, Heart of America and the volunteers from our community who graciously donated paint, products, STEM materials and time to give back to our community,” said Lett.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PPG said, “we operate and innovate in more than 75 countries.” The company reported net sales of $16.8 billion in 2021.