Nearly 3,500 Comcast volunteers anticipated to support 35 projects across Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga. – April 12, 2017 – This month, an anticipated 3,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at 35 different projects across greater Atlanta on the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
Comcast has selected the following as ‘signature’ projects, where volunteers will perform a variety of landscaping, painting and beautification duties:
- Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA
- Pebblebrook High School in Mableton
- Cascade Springs Nature Preserve in Atlanta
- Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy
- Church of Christ at Bouldercrest in Atlanta
- Sequoyah Middle School in Doraville
Comcast volunteers are also donating their time to support several other organizations, including the Nicholas House in Atlanta; Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy Elementary School; and the Worley Brown Boys and Girls Club in Norcross.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
“As we prepare to celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, it is with great pride that we partner with so many incredible organizations that have made such a difference in our communities,” said Andy Macke, Vice President of External Affairs at Comcast.
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profits who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend. To register for an Atlanta area project, click here.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
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