PPG completes Colorful Communities project in Denmark

07 February 2023

PPG has completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at Mindsteps, a training centre for children and young people with disabilities in Herlev, Denmark.

The project brought together 25 PPG volunteers who spent two days renovating the facility along with Mindsteps users.

For the project, PPG supplied 40 gallons (150 litres) of SIGMA® Resist paint by PPG, a washable and hardwearing wall and ceiling paint. In addition, the company donated more than US$28,000 (190,000 Danish crowns) to establish a new learning space and purchase computers to be used at the centre’s school. A workshop was also organised in collaboration with the artist Nigel Thomas to provide designs for the walls of the centre.

"Our users are proud to come to a place they have helped to renovate and make their mark,” said Merete Schousboe, board member at Mindsteps. "They have been seen and heard by PPG and that recognition is the most important thing they can get. We are completely blown away by the project.”

"PPG is committed to giving back to the local community, and at Mindsteps our employees could help make a difference for an organisation that needs improvement but lacks the resources,” said Torben Beck, PPG General Manager, Denmark and Germany, Architectural Coatings. "The project allows them an opportunity to beautify which they otherwise would not have had. It’s great to put on your work clothes and go and paint together with the site’s users.”

The Colorful Communities programme, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the programme, 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 more than 450 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 7.5 million people in 50 countries.

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