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Little Rock, AR – April 11, 2018 – This month, local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at five different projects across Arkansas as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
The Comcast Cares Day projects will consist of:
- Earth Day at Easter Seals of Arkansas, which will include landscaping and beautification (April 17, 4-8pm at 3920 Woodland Heights Road in Little Rock);
- Partnership with Recycle Bikes for Kids to refurbish and donate used bicycles to children (April 21, 9am-1pm at 717 East 10th Street in North Little Rock);
- Creating artwork and performing landscaping at the West Central Community Center (April 21, 8am-noon at 8616 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock);
- Landscaping project at the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club (April 14, 8am-noon at 1 Boys Club Drive in Jacksonville);
- Comcast Employee Blood Drive (not open to the public)
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend a project. For more information on how to get involved, visit http://comca.st/2HtGirE.
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 mission to improve the communities in which we live and work is on display each year at Comcast Cares Day,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional Senior Vice President at Comcast. “We are proud to partner with these organizations in Arkansas to make a true difference in the 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/2HsADSO;
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