On Saturday, October 7, more than 30,000 Comcast employees and their families will be volunteering with almost 300 community organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia as part of one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts in the United States -- the sixth annual Comcast Cares Day. Comcast employees and their families will donate 180,000 volunteer hours of service -- or the equivalent of more than 86 person-years of community service -- in one day.
"At Comcast, we appreciate how incredibly important community service is to the health and well-being of the neighborhoods we serve," said Comcast Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brian L. Roberts. "Our employees and their families have generously given of their time and talents to help improve their communities. We're very proud of their contributions, and are delighted to be working with almost 300 partner groups throughout the country to make this year's Comcast Cares Day a resounding success."
Comcast Cares Day is a company-wide day of service in which Comcast employees and their families volunteer on the same day in their local communities. Local Comcast management teams work with civic leaders to identify non-profit partner organizations and projects that address specific needs in cities and towns across the country.
Comcast's employee volunteers will represent all sectors of the Comcast Family of Companies, from its corporate headquarters in Philadelphia to its local cable offices and the company's content businesses.
The Comcast Foundation will also donate more than one million dollars in grants to the local community partner organizations on behalf of each employee and family member who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. These partner grants are to help Comcast's community partners continue their mission throughout the year.
In addition to Comcast Cares Day, Comcast employees volunteer year-round with a variety of projects and organizations through the company's Comcast Cares program. For more information on Comcast's volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/InTheCommunity/InTheCommunity.html.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 23.3 million cable customers, 10 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Versus, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
Selected projects to be performed by Comcast employee volunteers and their family members on Comcast Cares Day 2006:
Working with Olympic High School, approximately 250 volunteers will convert a bathroom into a music studio for an after-school program, clean classroom carpets, power wash the school's exterior, add picnic benches and umbrellas in an outdoor eating area and install new dry erase boards.
Working with Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, about 100 volunteers will perform landscaping and painting.
Working with Danbury Youth Services, approximately 50 volunteers will paint meeting rooms at the agency's offices, repair the facility's wheelchair ramp and remove old carpeting.
Working with United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware/Camp Lenape, approximately 85 volunteers will paint and refurbish the agency's building and perform landscaping.
Working with the Everglades Community Association, approximately 35 volunteers will perform landscaping and cleanup of a community center.
Opa Locka, FL
Working with His House, approximately 200 volunteers will build a playground, perform landscaping and provide general beautification to the agency's buildings and will provide cable service to its administration building.
Working with the Urban League of Atlanta, approximately 100 volunteers will perform landscaping, painting and clean up at the Clifton and Holmes Elementary Schools.
Working with the Urban League of Baltimore, approximately 200 volunteers will make improvements to the Garrison Middle School by painting rooms and parking lot spaces, performing landscaping, cleaning stairwells, hanging window shades and installing new doorknobs.
Silver Spring, MD
Working with the Latin American Youth Center, about 250 volunteers will build a playground and perform landscaping and cleanup.
Jamaica Park, MA
Working with the Hyde Square Task Force, about 20 volunteers will clean up local parks and schools.
Working with The Guidance Center, approximately 50 volunteers will paint hallways, plant flowers, perform landscaping and build a sandbox for the facility's playground.
St. Paul, MN
Working with Communidades Latinas Unidos en Servicio, approximately 500 volunteers will paint rooms, help with neighborhood cleanup and maintenance and help local elderly residents with everyday tasks.
Working with the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, approximately 250 volunteers will renovate the exterior of the agency's building by painting, gardening and landscaping.