INDEPENDENCE, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Comcast–On Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to Noon, more than 150 local Comcast
employees, family members, friends and community partners will “Make
Change Happen” while volunteering at Nova Center, 8401 Hickman Mills Dr.
in Independence, as part of the 16th annual Comcast
“As we celebrate another Comcast Cares Day, we are very proud to partner
with Nova Center to give back to our community,” said Jeff Freyer,
Comcast regional vice president. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible
when hundreds of volunteers donate their time to make a difference in
the lives of others. I’m inspired by the community’s response to Comcast
Cares Day, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this
effort a success today and throughout the year.”
This year’s Comcast Cares Day volunteers will include a group from the
Kansas City offices of Accenture. The participants will work on a
variety of projects at Nova Center, including cleaning, painting,
organizing supplies and landscape maintenance. Nova Center provides
education services to children and young adults ages 4-21 from more than
16 area school districts, utilizing the center’s unique resources to
help meet their educational, emotional and behavioral needs. The
volunteers will also assemble snack packs during the event to distribute
to area Boys and Girls Clubs.
“We want to extend our gratitude and excitement to the Comcast Cares Day
volunteers for this amazing opportunity to improve the look and
condition of our school building,” remarked Georgette Elder, principal,
Nova Center School. “We have never had this kind of offer before and are
so very thankful for their hard work and dedication; we feel fortunate
to be selected as a part of Comcast Cares Day. The work of these
volunteers would take us years to accomplish on our own, and we will be
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 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
community 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-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 www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news,
entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
networks, television production operations, television station groups,
Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999
to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The
Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive,
sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three
community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting
community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception,
the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $195 million to
organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More
information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
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