PPG donates $50,000 to Children’s Home of Pittsburgh

Funding supports expanded services, new facility

 


Marianne, center, is a patient in the pediatric specialty wing of the new Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center. The PPG Industries Foundation pledged $50,000 to support the services of the Children’s Home, specifically funding overnight rooms for patients’ families. Sue Sloan, executive director of the PPG Industries Foundation, left, and Pam Schanwald, chief executive officer of the Children’s Home, right, play with Marianne in one of the living areas.

The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center recently moved to a new facility in the Friendship area of Pittsburgh. The PPG Industries Foundation contributed $50,000 to support the new facility. Sue Sloan, executive director of the PPG Industries Foundation, left, and Pam Schanwald, chief executive officer of the Children’s Home, stand at the entrance to the facility.
PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2009 – The PPG Industries Foundation has underwritten $50,000 of support to sustain, enhance and increase the availability of services provided to the community by the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center.

“Our mission for over 100 years has been to promote the health and well-being of infants and children through services that establish and strengthen the family,” said Pam Schanwald, chief executive officer of the Children’s Home. “We recently moved into a new and much larger facility, enabling us to care for and nurture twice as many children. PPG’s support has been critical in helping to establish a unique world-class medical facility for the Pittsburgh region.”

The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center provides services and resources related to adoption, transitional infant and pediatric care, and day care for medically fragile children. The new facility, in the Friendship area of Pittsburgh, is located near Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Allegheny General Hospital and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

“We are delighted to support organizations like the Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center that have such a positive impact on the entire community,” said Sue Sloan, executive director of the PPG Industries Foundation. “Our contribution specifically helped to furnish rooms where family members could reside to be close to their children who were receiving care. In addition, PPG was able to provide books in the lobbies and waiting areas to promote early literacy.”

For more information about the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, visit www.childrenshomepgh.org.

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 employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

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Contact:
Wendy McAfoose
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-3099
mcafoose@ppg.com

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