Atlanta, GA (Nov. 6, 2014) – The Comcast Foundation announced today it will make a financial grant totaling $12,880 to Big Shanty Intermediate School in Kennesaw, Ga., building on its successful Comcast Cares Day commitment from April 2014. Joining Comcast executives will be Kennesaw city council member Dr. Cris Eaton-Welsh, along with other state and local elected officials. The grant will take place at the school, which is located at 1575 Ben King Rd. in Kennesaw, at 6pm on Thursday, Nov. 6.
In April, hundreds of Comcast employees, volunteer students, their families, and staff members descended upon Big Shanty to beautify the campus. Volunteers planted trees near the sports track for erosion control and flowers in the front and side to beautify the grounds, creating a sensory garden for Special Education students, and filling in a bog in the back.
Other volunteers painted the front awning and hallway, and installed shelving in the bathrooms. Funding for the multi-project event was made possible through a Comcast Foundation grant. Big Shanty was one of 30 schools selected nationally as a recipient of Comcast Cares Day. Comcast donated $7,500 to fund the supplies.
“Comcast is proud to further its support of Big Shanty Intermediate School,” said Andy Macke, VP of External Affairs for Comcast. “Today’s grant continues our efforts from our very successful Comcast Cares Day in April 2014 to be a key partner to Big Shanty.”
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