PPG Pledges $30,000 to Support Communities

PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $15,000 to the Delaware County Cultural Arts Center (DCCAC), also known as The Arts Castle, to fund a partnership program with Delaware city schools to provide arts experiences and professional development for teachers. The Foundation also pledged $15,000 to Cumberland County American Red Cross (CCARC) for its Almost Home capital campaign, which will fund renovation of the Greater Grace Church to become the new headquarters for the chapter.

The Arts Castle provides Delaware County residents with access to various multi-arts experiences, serving more than 900 individuals each quarter through more than 100 classes as well as workshops, performances, exhibitions and events.

"We are very pleased that PPG has supported The Arts Castle in its Arts Integration into the curriculum program," says Dan McIver, interim director, DCCAC. "The funds will be used to conduct workshops for teachers in the city and the county school systems. The goal is to give them alternative teaching methods using the arts-music or drama, for instance-that might get through to students when they respond poorly to traditional teaching."

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for the Almost Home campaign," says Sherrie L. Davis, executive director, CCARC. "This funding will get us closer to covering the high cost of renovating our property and creating a permanent home for CCARC that offers expanded collection of blood and blood products, an emergency services command center, additional classroom space and many more services to support the community."

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