PPG Donates $5,000 to United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
MONCTON, New Brunswick
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced a $5,000 donation to the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick. Made on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings business, which operates a local distribution center, the grant will help the organization improve lives by offering programs that move people from poverty to possibility, strengthen communities, and ensure that children fulfill their potential.
“The United Way is grateful for this support from PPG,” said Debby McInnis, executive director, United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick. “We are dedicated to creating long-term, sustainable change, and each of our partners plays an important role in this mission.”
The United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. As part of this, it aims to help ensure children are ready and motived for lifelong learning, connecting them to positive adult influences, peers and activities that help them grow and support the community, as well as helping them get what they need to be healthy and make positive choices.
“Last year, we provided more than 2,500 kids in the Greater Moncton area with a place to go after school to connect with their peers, be themselves and get the support they needed to grow in a positive way,” McInnis said. “We are thankful for PPG’s contribution. With their help we are able to provide even more support for the children in our region.”
Joe LeBlanc, supervisor of PPG’s distribution center in Moncton, said, “PPG is committed to supporting communities where we operate. We are proud to support the local United Way in building a stronger community.”
PPG’s architectural coatings business, makers of DULUX®, SICO® and CIL® paints, employs over 1,800 employees and operates many manufacturing and distribution-center locations in Canada. Dulux paint is sold exclusively at over 250 Dulux Paints and BÉTONEL®–Dulux paints stores. CIL paint is sold at THE HOME DEPOT®, WALMART®, CANADIAN TIRE® and RONA® locations. SICO paint is sold in 1,200 paint retailer locations across the country.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring colour and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an 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.
About United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick
The United Way is a local non-profit organization that works to improve communities in Southeastern New Brunswick (Kent, Westmorland and Albert counties). It is committed to creating long-term, sustainable change by moving people from poverty to possibility, creating strong communities, and ensuring that kids be all that kids can be. Working for over 60 years in southeastern New Brunswick, United Way partners with over 26 community organizations and funds over 28 programs and initiatives to make this change possible. Together, we are possibility. For more information, visit www.gmsenbunitedway.ca.
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