Charleston, SC – April 18, 2017 – On April 22, more than 100 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners are expected to “make change happen” as they volunteer at Greg Mathis Charter High School on the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will be painting, landscaping, constructing garden boxes, assembling furniture, and completing general school repairs. Located at 2872 Azalea Drive in North Charleston, Greg Mathis Charter High School operates as a non-profit institution geared toward offering at-risk youth an opportunity to re-engage in school and earn a high school diploma.
Comcast is also hosting employee-only blood- and-clothing drives this month aimed at supporting the Charleston community.
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.
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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