Huntsville, Ala. – April 12, 2017 – This month, more than 800 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners are expected to “make change happen” as they volunteer at seven projects throughout Alabama on the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
Comcast has selected the following projects in Huntsville, Gadsden, Mobile and Tuscaloosa, where volunteers will give blood, landscape, paint and help beatify:
- George Hall Elementary School in Mobile (in partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Ala.)
- The Harris Home for Children in Huntsville
- Boys and Girls Club of Gadsden
- LifeSouth Blood Drives in Huntsville (two)
- Tuscaloosa Humane Society
- Comcast Blood Drive in Gadsden
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 thrilled to celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, and look forward to supporting these tremendous organizations across Alabama,” said Ronnie Colvin, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Comcast.
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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