Those Interested in Volunteering are Encouraged to Register
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 8, 2019 – On May 4, more than 1,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at numerous projects across Nashville and Middle Tennessee as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
From now until May 7, a variety of “Comcast Cares Day” volunteer projects in Middle Tennessee will support local organizations including the Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Nashville Library Foundation, Thistle Farms, Habitat for Humanity, Room in the Inn and Second Harvest Food Bank, among others.
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend a project. For more information on how to get involved and to register, visit https://comca.st/2InrIo8.
Comcast, Nashville Mayor (first name) Briley and Metro Public Works will host their annual Nashville Spring Clean Up on May 4 benefitting Pearl Cohn High School, Hadley Park, Robert Churchwell Elementary School and Nashville Public Library’s North Branch, as part of the 2019 Comcast Cares Day.
“As we celebrate our 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are delighted to partner with Mayor Briley and Nashville’s incredible community champions to give back on this very special day,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast Regional SVP. “It is to see how we can drive meaningful change by bringing together our employees, their friends and families, and our community partners.. We are thankful for the participants and volunteers who continue to make a positive difference in our communities.”
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is an illustration of the spirit of volunteerism that our employees bring to life each day. From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, stocking food banks, and beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer during this celebration and throughout the year to make a lasting impact. To date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers from Comcast, NBCUniversal, and for the first time Sky, to participate in projects across the country and around the world.
Links for some of the upcoming Middle Tennessee Comcast Cares Day projects open to the public are below:
4/9: Spring Clean for Thistle Farms Residents
4/11: Comcast Cares Day at Second Harvest Food Bank – Morning Shift
4/11: Comcast Cares Day at Second Harvest Food Bank – Afternoon Shift
4/11: PENCIL Box Backpack Project for Rising Kindergarteners
4/12: Glen Leven Farm Clean Up
4/13: Circle Players Theatre Clean Up in Madison
4/15: GraceWorks Thrift Store Project
4/17: Murfreesboro Center for the Arts Spring Clean
4/18: Nashville State Community College Greenhouse Project
4/26: Dismas House Project
4/30: Room in the Inn Project
4/30: Senior Citizens Center of Hendersonville Paint Project
5/4: City of La Vergne Clean Up
5/4: Comcast Cares Day North Nashville Clean Up
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to local partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contribute their time 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 NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal and Sky volunteer and community impact initiatives, visit https://comca.st/2IiryhY.