The project brought together nearly 175 PPG volunteers, who spent the day revitalizing the Zoo’s Swahili Restaurant, an African-themed mural near the carousel, The Islands and Jungle Odyssey exhibits, a sea turtle drum painting for an outdoor playground and more. PPG provided approximately $45,000 to assist with the project, including 27 gallons of PPG PAINTS MANOR HALL paint products.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people and sees more than 1 million visitors per year. Through exhibits, educational programs and conservation projects, the organization works to ensure the Earth remains a suitable home for all life by discovery of the interconnectedness of the natural world.
The Colorful Communities project used a colorful palette that included PPG Paints Honey Pot, Wild Lilac, Misty Aqua and Cornucopia to create an enjoyable and bright space for children and visitors.
“The zoo has provided residents of the Pittsburgh community and beyond with enjoyable family experiences for nearly 120 years,” said Vince Morales, PPG senior vice president and chief financial officer. “PPG is thrilled to add to our partnership with the Zoo by contributing to the beautification and revitalization of this historic wildlife treasure in our headquarters community.”
The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 125 Colorful Communitiesprojects, impacting more than 4 million people in 23 countries.