PPG recently completed a Colorful Communities project in Des Plaines, Illinois, which helped revitalize the facilities of Clean Up – Give Back, a nonprofit that organizes trash cleanups in Illinois.
The project brought together 30 volunteers from PPG and Ardagh Metal Packaging, a global metal and glass packaging supplier, who spent the day beautifying the organization’s new headquarters and community center.
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 colors chosen by PPG specialists and the organization’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 neighborhoods, and we have a passion for giving back by protecting and beautifying the spaces that inspire communities to do great work,” said Amy Ericson, senior vice president, packaging coatings, at PPG.
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.
Since 2015, PPG said it has completed more than 400 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 7.4 million people in 42 countries.
“We proudly partnered with colleagues from Ardagh to transform the Clean Up – Give Back facilities and bring PPG’s purpose to life,” said Ericson.