PPG supports Waltonville Grade School reading program

14/11/2014
Donna Burlison, customer service representative at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presented a PPG Industries Foundation check for nearly $1,000 to Darla Oliver, librarian at Waltonville Grade School, enabling 166 students to each receive six books to own through the school’s reading program.
 

 








WALTONVILLE, Ill., Nov. 14, 2014 – At left above, Donna Burlison (right), customer service representative at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents a PPG Industries Foundation check for nearly $1,000 to Darla Oliver, librarian at Waltonville Grade School, enabling 166 students to each receive six books to own through the school’s reading program.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where it operates and the schools where its employees are involved,” Burlison said. “It’s wonderful to see a love for reading developing in these students. They were so excited to receive these books, and I hope their love of reading will help them in their education.”

At right above, excited students display the first book they received through the PPG-funded reading program.

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees' volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

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Contact:
Chris Campbell
PPG Industrial Coatings - Mount Vernon Plant
618-244-1414 x106
ccampbell@ppg.com

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