This month, more than 1,200 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at 23 different projects across Nashville and Middle Tennessee as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
On Saturday, April 22, Comcast is teaming up again with Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Public Works, Hands on Nashville, the Cumberland River Compact, and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee for its signature Comcast Cares Day Project and second annual Nashville Spring Clean.
Hundreds of volunteers, elected officials, and community partners will join Comcast and Mayor Megan Barry at the city-wide Spring Clean. Comcast will host 10 of the more than 70 community cleanup and beautification projects at various sites across Davidson County, in support of Comcast Cares Day. Last year, the efforts of this partnership resulted in 94 cleanups and over 80,000 pounds of litter picked up from Nashville’s streets, alleys and streams.
“Nashville is fortunate to have community partners like Comcast who are committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the city of Nashville,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “As a founding partner in our annual spring cleanup event, Comcast Cares Day volunteers have been vital in our efforts to beautify our city and improve the quality of life for all.”
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend the various Spring Clean projects. For more information or to register for these projects, visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com (individual project links are below).
Following the city cleanup projects, volunteers are invited to a celebration at the Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park. The festival is free and open to the public, and will include live entertainment. Visit http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/ for more information.
Click here to view a PSA from Mayor Barry and Comcast about the Nashville Spring Clean.
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.
“We are proud to join forces with Mayor Barry and our Nashville community partners again this year as we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day and the second annual Nashville spring cleanup,” said Valerie Gillespie, Area Vice President, Comcast. “We are thankful for the participants who are stepping up and helping to make a difference in our community.”
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 community 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-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
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.
All Nashville Spring Clean-up Project Links for Volunteers:
- Richland Creek
- Mansker Creek
- Nashville Earth Day Festival
- Napier Place
- North Nashville
- East Nashville
- John Early Middle School
- Adventure Science Center
- Whitsitt Elementary
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