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Volunteers needed for Comcast Cares day of service

Comcast is seeking volunteers for projects near you

4/20/2017, 2:05 p.m.
Comcast is seeking volunteers for projects near you when it hosts Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 22.

More than 6,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they undertake 75 volunteer projects across the region on Saturday, April 22, the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.

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 beautifying parks, planting flowers and painting schools to making much-need repairs to community facilities, participating Comcast NBCUniversal and community volunteers 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. Volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.

“Comcast Cares Day is my favorite day of the year,” said John Crowley, Comcast Greater Chicago Region senior vice president. “It’s impressive and humbling at the same time to see 6,500 volunteers from Comcast and the community fan out and do 75 projects in locations spanning central and northern Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.”

In addition to providing volunteers, Comcast Foundation makes grants to participating community partners

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.

Comcast is seeking community volunteers to participate in local volunteer projects

Comcast and the community-based organizations participating in Comcast Cares Day welcome volunteers from the community. For more information about Comcast Cares Day, to find a project near you or to sign up to participate, visit ComcastintheCommunity.com.

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.