Anthony Brewster Jr., Comcast South Finance Department
I’ve been part of the Comcast South team since 2008, and have participated in Comcast Cares Day each year. Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of Comcast NBC Universal’s year-round commitment to volunteerism. It began in 2001 with 6,100 volunteers and this year, we will engage our one millionth Comcast Cares Day volunteer as we “make change happen” across the country and around the world.
In the past, I have spent time with my co-workers, area leaders, family and friends while volunteering to make a difference in my community. In Nashville, we have spruced up schools and parks, built bookshelves for teachers and classrooms, and donated blood, books, baby supplies, food, and time for other. Each year we participate in a different project and I get to meet new people in my community.
My favorite Comcast Cares Day was when we revitalized Jere Baxter Middle School in Nashville. This is the same school that our office pairs up with through the Comcast and Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘Beyond School Walls’ mentor program – and where my “Little” goes to school. I was able to recruit 20 volunteers from my church to join in the project, and together we made a huge difference inside and outside the school.
I have always loved volunteer work that makes a physical change in the community. It’s a great feeling to look back and see that things are better than they were before you arrived, and to know the difference will hopefully make an impact on someone’s life.
Aside from the fact that it’s always a wonderful thing to do good for others, it’s also rewarding to be a company ambassador. It feels good to be part of the difference that Comcast makes in its local service areas.
I’m proud of this Comcast tradition and am excited to be one in a million volunteers this year!