Comcast Cares Day to Visit Sequoyah Middle School in Doraville, Ga.
Comcast’s UNIDOS Employee Resource Group to participate at suburban Atlanta event
Atlanta, GA – April 20, 2017 – On April 22, an anticipated 200 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners are expected to “make change happen” as they volunteer at Sequoyah Middle School on the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
Volunteers will landscape, paint, and remove trash and debris at the facility from 8 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 3456 Aztec Road in Doraville. Many of the nearly 200 volunteers will be part of Comcast’s UNIDOS Employee Resource Group, which serves as the premier resource for uniting, educating and empowering accomplished and aspiring Hispanic professionals within 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.
“Comcast is proud to support Sequoyah Middle School on the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, and we look forward to benefiting the school’s students and faculty,” said Alex Horwitz, Vice President of Public Relations at Comcast and Executive Sponsor of UNIDOS in Atlanta.
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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