ATLANTA – April 4, 2018 – On Saturday, April 14, local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at Restoration Rome, among the first of nearly 160 events occurring in Comcast’s southeast region (not including Florida) as part of Comcast Cares Day on April 21. This year, volunteers are part of a significant milestone of Comcast Cares Day – reaching 1 million volunteers since the program began in 2001.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is a celebration and opportunity to spotlight our year-round commitment to volunteerism that began with our founding 55 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills and wiring community centers and libraries, 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 about 1,000 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 5 million volunteer hours at 8,800 projects.
At Restoration Rome, Comcast is partnering with Global Impact International, an agency focused on child advocacy and family restoration, to landscape, paint, and beautify the building and its surrounding property. The event takes place at 1400 Crane Street in Rome, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on April 14. Restoration Rome is focused on child advocacy and family rebuilding, specifically the growing foster care and orphan crisis. The organization brings public, private and faith-based partners together to strengthen and restore children and families. More information about Restoration Rome can be found at http://comca.st/2q6ZgvY.
“As we celebrate our 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are delighted to support Restoration Rome and make a true difference in our community,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP at Comcast. “It’s really inspiring how we can drive positive change when our employees, their family and friends, and our community partners rally together to make a lasting difference in our communities. I am very thankful for the participants who will help to make this effort a success.”
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 $22 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and amplification of Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world to make a difference. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our communities.
To volunteer for this or another Comcast Cares Day project, visit https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/.