There has always been a pretty clear picture in my mind of what Comcast Cares Day would look and feel like. And I've also felt like I had a pretty good grasp of the possibilities. But what has taken place at Denver Health on Comcast Cares Day has been beyond anything I ever would have imagined.
I have never seen the kind of enthusiasm for community service that permeates the entire culture of a company in the way that I have seen on Comcast Cares Day the past two years. The dedication, the determination and the genuine joy Comcast employees exhibited as they "gave back" to their community is unprecedented in my experience (and I've been around for a while!) They were actually having fun while they made a difference in the lives of Denver's most vulnerable citizens. They have stuffed newborn essentials bags with love and the final result showed. They have planted trees and flowers with care and respect. They made blankets and scrapbooks, they shoveled mulch and painted. They have been amazing.
Our employees at Denver Health have been so positive about the impact of Comcast Cares Day. The first year we hosted Comcast Cares Day, our grounds-keeper practically shouted to anyone who would listen that instead of getting just one thing on his Christmas list of 12 items (as was the usual thing in his home), he received everything on the list. "I feel like a kid on Christmas morning" he crowed time and again. Our employees have been amazed at the outpouring of good will and caring.
We have had such great experiences on Comcast Cares Day—we will never be able to thank Comcast enough.