This month, more than 1,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at 15 different projects across the Knoxville area as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
On Saturday, April 22, over 250 Comcast volunteers, elected officials, and community partners will landscape and work to clean up the outside play area for students at Sunbright School.
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend. For more information or to register for this project, visit: https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=9181.
Area Comcast volunteers are also donating their time to support York Elementary School, DeBusk Elementary School, Norwood Middle School and the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley, among others.
“We are thankful that Comcast has awarded Sunbright School this opportunity to make improvements to our school,” said Denise England, Sunbright Social Studies teacher. “The projects we will be doing are foundational ones that we can maintain and expand on in the future, and that will benefit both current and future students. Most of all, the spirit of teamwork and volunteering is a valuable example for our children”.
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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