More than a dozen employees from the Sherwin-Williams’ manufacturing facility in Statesville arrived at the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont campus well before sunrise to begin a special all-day project to paint teen center room and one elementary classroom.

Employees who have children and grandchildren who attend the Boys & Girls Club nominated the nonprofit organization for the community service project.

Sherwin-Williams’ staff visited the club ahead of time to allow staff to select colors and identify classrooms to include in the project. The teen room was painted bright green and the elementary school classroom was painted blue.

Clarissa Young, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont, expressed her gratitude to the team from Sherwin-Williams.

“On behalf of the staff and our students we sincerely thank you for thinking about us and all your hard work today. Here at the club our first priority is the safety, health and academic progress of each child. That means our resources go first to those priorities and our facility needs come second. You have helped us ensure that our classrooms are fresh and inviting for our children.”

Kenneth Colon and Yaya Sheriff, Human Resource representatives for Sherwin-Williams, led the teams that spent the entire day on campus.

“We are grateful to Sherwin-Williams for their focus on community service. What a great example of outstanding corporate citizenship,” said Brady Johnson, director of Resource Development for the Boys & Girls Club. 

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