On July 9, 2014, PPG Industries (PPG) led 43 employees, some visiting from other states, in volunteer service to refurbish and beautify the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club in Raleigh.
PPG Gives Back: Triangle corporate volunteerism at its best
PPG completed a variety of tasks benefiting the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club. The project, coordinated by Activate Good, included hands-on efforts to build tables, paint the club’s multipurpose room and library, build a garden storage unit, conduct activities with youth at the club, and more.
PPG’s work for the Boys & Girls Clubs improved the environment and programming for at-risk youth served by the organization, according to Amber Moore, Director of Community & Corporate Partnerships for the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County.
“I was super impressed by PPG’s enthusiasm and knowledge. Whether face painting or helping to construct a storage shed, each volunteer played an important role in making it a great day for Boys & Girls Clubs members!” said Moore.
Volunteering is great for company morale and team-building as well. Jeffrey Odham, Senior Stores Group Manager at PPG, was glad his team could have an impact:
“This project was a wonderful opportunity for our employees to interact with the youth and hopefully make a difference within the community. We trust that our efforts will help advance the great work that the Boys & Girls Club does each and every day.”
About PPG Industries
Founded in 1883, PPG Industries is a leading global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass in nearly 70 countries around the world. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets enhance surfaces in more ways than ever.
About Activate Good
Activate Good is a nonprofit Volunteer Center that connects individuals, groups, and companies to volunteering needs with over 200 partnering nonprofits around the Triangle. Learn more about Activate Good, follow Activate Good on Twitter (@ActivateGood), or become a fan on Facebook.