The ground hasn't even begun to thaw in Philadelphia but we are already working hard here at Comcast Headquarters and across the country to prepare for our annual day of community service -- Comcast Cares Day, which will take place on April 30, 2011.
We are particularly excited that this year we'll celebrate our 10th Comcast Cares Day. When we first started this day of service in 2001 about 6,000 Comcasters volunteered at 108 projects just in the Greater Philadelphia area. Today, Comcast Cares Day is one of the largest single days of community service in corporate America, taking place in 39 states and Washington D.C. In the last two years alone, more than 120,000 volunteers have delivered nearly 730,000 hours of service at 1,163 projects across our national footprint. We want to thank the many employees, their families and friends, customers, elected officials and local and national partners that have made Comcast Cares Day such a success.
To celebrate the 10th year, we will be bringing you a series of blog posts that will offer a look back at the ways in which the program has grown and made a difference in our communities over the last 10 years.
As we look toward April 30th, we are excited about the many milestones we will reach. When the last tree is planted and the paintbrushes are put away, we should surpass:
- 350,000 total volunteers since 2001
- 3,000 service projects across the country
- $10 million in matching Comcast Foundation grants to local partner organizations on behalf of employee and family volunteers