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 Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature celebration of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Every spring, tens of thousands of our employees, families, friends and local partners join us to make a difference in the communities we serve. In 2013, a record 85,000-plus volunteers contributed more than half a million hours to improve more than 750 parks, schools, beaches, senior centers and other vital community sites around the world. Since the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001, more than half a million volunteers have contributed more than three million hours. In the words of company founder Ralph Roberts, "It’s a wonderful thing to have people work together for the benefit of others."
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. Now, 50 years later, we’re one of United Way’s top 50 corporate partners across the country. Comcast was one of the first companies to conduct a company-wide United Way giving campaign simultaneously across the country. Since 2003, our employees have contributed more than $36 million in pledges, and the Comcast Foundation has provided an additional $12 million in matching grants. During the 2012 Fall campaign, Comcast employees broke company records, with about 50 percent of employees pledging more than $5.6 million in support. 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.
Today Show Toy Drive
Since 1994, the Today Show Toy Drive has distributed over $347 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.