This month, more than 1,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at 10 different projects across the Memphis area as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
On Saturday, April 22, Comcast’s signature volunteer project in Memphis will include over 200 volunteers, elected officials including Mayor Jim Strickland, and community partners at Alpha Omega Veteran Services. Volunteers will work to create a clean and safe walking trail, build flower beds, rake and bag leaves and increase the curb appeal by picking up trash around the 32 unit permanent housing facility located at the old Army Defense Depot. Additionally, younger students will engage in an art project to create “Thank You” cards for donation to military veterans.
Community partners joining the effort include Latino Memphis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Memphis Urban League, Leadership Memphis and United Way of the Mid-South.
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend. For more information on how to get involved and to register, visit http://comca.st/2nGbT2X.
“We’re excited for the Comcast Cares Day projects that have been selected this year for the Memphis area and thank Comcast for recognizing the important work of these organizations,” said Mayor Jim Strickland. “Over the years, the efforts of local Comcast Cares Day volunteers have created a lasting impact for the Memphis community.”
Comcast volunteers are also donating their time to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Memphis College Prep Elementary, the March of Dimes, Memphis Overton Park Conservancy and Memphis Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association among others. People interested in learning more or registering for a project can visit the following links:
- Saturday, April 15 “CCD Kick-off Rally & Volunteer Service at Overton Park”: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9476
- Monday, April 17 “March of Dimes Project Organize”: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9436
- Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 21 “MIFA & Comcast Meals on Wheels”: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9162
- Friday, April 21-“ Memphis College Prep Elementary School Beautification”: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9444
- Saturday, April 22- “John D. Buckman Boys and Girls Club Paint & Organize Project”: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9448
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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