LAKE CHARLES, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation invested a combined $16,000 in four Lake Charles-area organizations to support educational and cultural programs in 2017. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s local silicas facility.
The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
- Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana: $5,000 to support the Spring Art Walk, a free event that highlights the Southwest Louisiana arts community.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Southwest Louisiana: $2,000 for a school-based mentoring program focused on the Reading Readiness Program, including mentoring in math and science readiness.
- Southwest Louisiana Alliance Foundation: $5,000 for The Leader In Me program, which teaches elementary and middle school students personal leadership and life skills, such as goal setting and teamwork.
- United Way Of Southwest Louisiana: $4,000 to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which is an early literacy project that delivers age-appropriate books directly to the homes of children on a monthly basis, free of charge.
“PPG and the PPG Foundation are proud to support programs like these that are focused on expanding educational and cultural opportunities in the communities where PPG operates,” said Dave Sebold, PPG director, global manufacturing, silicas.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
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