This month, more than 500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at different projects across the greater Chattanooga 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 project in Chattanooga will include nearly 100 volunteers, elected officials, and community partners working together to beautify the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. on Lee Highway. Volunteers will cut shrubs, clean and replenish flower beds, garden, rake leaves, spread rock gravel in needed areas, paint and increase the overall curb appeal by picking up trash.
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=9402.
Comcast volunteers are also donating their time to support the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, TechTown, Chattanooga Girls Inc., The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Rain Teen Center in Winchester, among others.
“For years, Comcast has been a committed community partner for various organizations throughout the Chattanooga area,” said Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger. “We are thrilled that our staff, volunteers and most importantly, our children will benefit from the giving hearts and helping hands of Comcast Cares Day volunteers this year.”
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 onearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
“We are proud 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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