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PPG donates $77,500 for programs in fiber glass plant communities

News International-French

7 Apr 2014

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated more than $77,500 to 18 different organizations for educational and human-services programs on behalf of PPG Industries’ fiber glass manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas. Each grant represents the company’s commitment to supporting local organizations that provide needed resources in the communities where its employees work and live.

Six recent grants in the Shelby, N.C., area helped:

  • Destination Cleveland County provide materials and activities on local history and regional music for education programs
  • Cleveland County Schools Education Foundation provide scholarships for college-bound high school seniors that achieve a 4.0 GPA or higher
  • United Way of Cleveland County share support with a variety of local programs
  • Cleveland County Arts Council sponsor and encourage cultural and educational activities
  • Cleveland Community College coordinate with other organizations to put on the second “Making It Work” Manufacturing & Engineering Fair for high school students, hosted at the PPG Shelby plant
  • Cleveland County Family YMCA offer the Y Achievers national college-readiness program

Seven recent grants in the Chester, S.C., area helped:

  • Clemson University and Chester County 4-H offer the Science on the Move program that brings mobile science and technology education to different communities
  • Communities In Schools of Chester County, Inc., continue to support efforts that keep kids in school, off drugs and alcohol, and out of trouble
  • Chester County Public Education Foundation provide funding for Chester County School District student activities and scholarships
  • Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas provide economic education to local students
  • United Way of Chester County continue to support various community activities
  • York Technical College Foundation offer summer externships for local teachers through the Catawba Regional Education Center
  • Saluda Trail Middle School fund a student robotics team

Five recent grants in the Lexington, N.C., area helped:

  • Davidson County Community College offer STEM Camp, a summer camp for rising 4th-8th graders to develop their science, technology, engineering and math skills
  • Fairgrove Family Resource Center provide support to a variety of local programs
  • Pastor’s Pantry continue targeting senior hunger
  • United Way of Davidson County continue to provide support to various community activities
  • Communities In Schools of Lexington, N.C., support efforts to keep kids in school, off drugs and alcohol, and out of trouble

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