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ATLANTA – April 9, 2018 – This month, hundreds of local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at 38 different projects across greater Atlanta as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
During April, a variety of “Comcast Cares Day” volunteer projects in Atlanta that include park clean-ups, meal preparation opportunities, landscaping and painting, blood drives and more, will support local schools and organizations including Big Shanty Intermediate School, South Fulton District 2, and Piedmont Park.
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend a project. For more information on how to get involved, visit http://comca.st/2Hnm1Ei.
On Saturday, April 21, Comcast’s signature event at Big Shanty Intermediate School in Kennesaw will join over 200 volunteers, elected officials, and community partners to conduct landscaping, paint the gym and pressure-wash the facility’s cottages.
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.
“Our Comcast Cares Day volunteers continue to spread positivity, build bonds, strengthen the community and make a lasting impact on others,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional Senior Vice President at Comcast. “At Comcast, giving back is in our DNA, and we are proud to partner with such impactful organizations and incredible people 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 $22 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and amplification of Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world to make a difference. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our communities.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit http://comca.st/2HnlqTc;
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