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 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 the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001, more than 600,000 volunteers have contributed 3.7 million hours of service. 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. 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 $58 million in total support to United Way from Comcast and 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 Show Toy Drive
Over the past 20 years, the Today Show Toy Drive has distributed over $363 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.