In this Season of Giving, it is always a good idea to reflect on how much we have been given, and how much we have to be grateful for. We here at 360° Painting believe in doing well by doing good. We are locally-based businesses that are part of communities all over the U.S. and Canada. When you need someone professional, reliable and trustworthy, you know you can call your neighbors at 360° Painting. Because taking care of our community is important, we are proud to use paints from companies that have the same mantra as we do: Do well by doing good.
360° Painting uses materials from PPG Paints, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore because of their superior quality and creative initiatives. But all of these companies also give back. In 2015, PPG Paints launched their Colorful Communities program to transform the schools, hospitals, gardens, and playgrounds where their employees live. They have committed $10 million to transform these communities. In addition to creating a welcoming, safe and vibrant parks, hospitals and schools, as of April 2017, PPG has given $5.38 million in community sustainability grants and $3.58 million in education grants.
Sherwin-Williams has a separate arm, The Sherwin-Williams Foundation, that is particularly committed to children’s health and education. As a reflection to support the communities in which Sherwin-Williams is based, the Foundation funds nonprofits in areas where Sherwin-Williams operates a manufacturing or distribution facility. In addition to their grant-funding, Sherwin-Williams celebrates National Painting Week by donating thousands of gallons of paint for projects to revitalize local communities across the U.S. and Canada.
And Benjamin Moore takes a slightly different approach with their their philanthropic foundation GIVING MOORE. They fund projects that focus on three areas: education, community outreach and preservation of architectural heritage.
These paint brands aren’t alone in their work in local communities. Local 360° Painting partners give back to their communities too. For example, 360° Painting Minneapolis gives regularly to local food pantries, scholarship programs, women’s shelters and the Shriners Hospital for Children. Owner Erech Gallatin says that they have a “civil responsibility to do what we can to make our community a healthier and vibrant one for all.”