Public Voting Begins Today on Social Media to Award $250,000 to Public Schools from Saint-Gobain’s Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities Program

MALVERN, Pa., October 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saint-Gobain North America today announced 30 finalists of its Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities charitable giveaway contest, with a chance for schools to win donations totaling $250,000 in building materials solutions and program materials to transform educational spaces in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Georgia after a public vote on the company’s social media channels and the program’s website.

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A total of nine winners will be awarded donations, one winner per category (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) per state, based on popular vote. Gold winners will receive donations up to $50,000, Silver winners will receive donations up to $20,000, and Bronze winners will receive donations up to $10,000. Voting will be open from October 4th through October 18th on the company’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, along with the Sustaining Futures 2022 website. Any person can cast one vote per category, per state, each day on both of the company’s social media channels.

"All of us are indebted to the educators in this country for their fearless and vital work – especially over the past couple of unprecedented years. We were so moved by the incredible requests for support we received from teachers and administrators across Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and now we ask the public to help us identify opportunities to make donations," said Mark Rayfield, Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed. "The Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities program allows us the chance to make a true impact in educational spaces, inspiring innovation, creativity and learning in buildings that are well equipped, comfortable and sustainable environments."

The 30 school finalists advancing to the public vote are:

Georgia – Click here to vote now
Gold Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $50K
Veterans Memorial Middle, Covington, GA
Lakeview Middle School, Rossville, GA
Mountain View High School, Lawrenceville, GA

Silver Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $20K
Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, Chattahoochee Hills, GA
Barrow Arts and Science Academy, Winder, GA
Bay Creek Middle School, Grayson, GA

Bronze Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $10K
Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Dublin, GA
Coleman Middle School, Duluth, GA
Creekside High School, Fairburn, GA

Massachusetts – Click here to vote now
Gold Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $50K
Gardner High School, Gardner, MA
Millbury Memorial Junior Senior High School, Millbury, MA
Central Mass Collaborative, Worcester, MA

Silver Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $20K
Minuteman Regional Vocational Tech High School, Lexington, MA
Tantasqua Regional Vocational High School, Fiskdale, MA
Assabet Valley Technical High School, Marlborough, MA
North Bridge Middle School, Whitinsville, MA

Bronze Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $10K
North Brookfield High School, North Brookfield, MA
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, Fitchburg, MA
Assabet Valley Technical High School, Marlborough, MA
Leicester High School, Leicester, MA

Pennsylvania – Click here to vote now
Gold Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $50K
Roxborough High School, Philadelphia, PA
Avon Grove Charter School, West Grove, PA
Owen J. Roberts High School, Pottstown, PA
Mid Valley School District, Throop, PA

Silver Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $20K
Avon Grove Charter School, West Grove, PA
Furness High School, Philadelphia, PA
Russell Byers Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

Bronze Level Finalists – Winners will receive donations of up to $10K
John H. Taggart School, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
Upper Bucks Technical School, Perkasie, PA

For complete contest rules, voting information, and program details, visit https://www.sustainingfuturesraisingcommunities.com/legal-voting-rules-policy

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.com.

About Saint-Gobain

Worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, "MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME."

€44.2 billion in sales in 2021

167,000 employees, located in 76 countries

Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050

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