As a company, giving back is in our DNA. Every day, we roll up our sleeves, reach out to our neighbors and work hard to make a difference in the communities we serve.
Comcast Cares Day
Comcast Cares Day brings together our employees, their families, friends and our community partners around the world to volunteer and make change happen in local communities.
Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of our company’s year-round commitment to service, and has grown to become the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. In 2014, a record 95,000 volunteers contributed 570,000 hours to improve more than 820 parks, schools, beaches, senior centers and other vital community sites around the world. Since 2001, more than 600,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their friends, family members and our community partners have volunteered more than 3.7 million service hours at nearly 6,000 projects in communities across the United States and around the world.
Our United Way partnership is a reflection of Comcast’s longtime commitment to helping communities in need.
When Ralph Roberts founded Comcast in 1963, the first organization to which he directed company support was United Way. Comcast was one of the first companies to conduct a company-wide United Way giving campaign simultaneously across the country. Since 2001, the campaign has provided more than $67 million in total support to United Way from Comcast NBCUniversal employees and the Comcast Foundation. The partnership was recognized in 2013, when United Way Worldwide awarded Comcast with two Summit Awards for volunteer and philanthropic engagement – among United Way’s highest honors for its global partners.
Today Toy Drive
Over the past 21 years, the Today Toy Drive has distributed over $393 million in donations to more than 200 organizations across America and to U.S. military bases abroad.
The program is designed to provide gifts and essentials for millions of impoverished children and teenagers nationwide. Recipients include homeless shelters, children’s group homes, schools, foster family services, domestic abuse shelters, Native American missions, military bases, hospitals, preschools, after-school programs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.