Augusta, Ga. – April 13, 2016 – On April 18, dozens of local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to beautify the Friendship Community Center in Augusta, Ga., as part of the 16thannual Comcast Cares Day. The facility is located at 1720 Central Ave.
From 8 a.m. to noon, volunteers will be painting, pressure-washing, landscaping, and performing other general beautification tasks.
Friendship Community Center is a peer support center for adults in recovery from emotional and mental health disorders. Activities are provided to guests that promote socialization, recovery, self-advocacy and maintenance of community living skills.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place April 22, 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.
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 encouraged to register for a project.
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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About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $176 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.