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Jackson, MS – April 12, 2018 – This month, local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at eight different projects across Jackson, Miss., as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
The Comcast Cares Day projects in Jackson will consist of:
- Big Brothers Big Sister Bowl for Kids’ Sake (April 21, 8am-4pm at 3003 John R. Lynch Street);
- School Supply Drive in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi (April 19, 8am-3pm at 5915 Interstate 55 North Frontage Road);
- Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi (April 21, 8am-noon at 1450 West Capitol Street);
- The Jackson Zoo Beautification Project (April 21, 8am-noon at 2918 West Capitol Street);
- Salvation Army of Jackson (April 21, 8am-noon at 570 Beasley Road);
- Stewpot Children’s Program (April 21, 8am-noon at 1100 West Capitol Street); and
- Comcast Blood Drives in Jackson and Madison (not open to the public)
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend a project. For more information on how to get involved, visit http://comca.st/2GTd9oO.
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.
“Our mission to improve the communities in which we live and work is on display each year at Comcast Cares Day,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional Senior Vice President at Comcast. “We are proud to partner with these organizations in Jackson to make a true difference in the 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 $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.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit http://comca.st/2GZ3GMY;
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