This month, more than 1,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at 15 different projects across the Knoxville area as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
On Saturday, April 22, Comcast volunteers, elected officials, and community partners will landscape and work to clean up the outside areas at Copper Ridge Elementary School.
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend. For more information or to register for this project, visit: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9206.
Area Comcast volunteers are also donating their time to support, the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley, Norwood Middle School, Sunbright School and Baker Creek Preserve, among others.
“Comcast is an incredible partner to our school and we are thrilled to have their volunteers help clean up and beautify our outdoor spaces,” said Jennifer Atkins, Ed.D., Copper Ridge Principal. Our playground, track, nature trail and school yard are areas we utilize every day for both learning and play, so we are grateful for the time and help from Comcast.”
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 team up with so many incredible organizations this year as we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional Senior 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.
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