This past April 30, Comcast celebrated its 10th Comcast Cares Day — our company-wide day of service when employees, their families, and friends and our community partners and elected officials volunteer in local communities across the country. We set a new record for total volunteers: nearly 70,000 volunteers, worked on more than 650 projects in 39 states and Washington, DC.
This was incredible work by very incredibly dedicated and committed volunteers. The Comcast Foundation is contributing more than 500 grants totaling $1.4 million to local community partner organizations on behalf of each employee and her or his immediate family members who volunteered. It is with great delight that we are now delivering these checks to our Comcast Cares Day partners who helped make this year's edition such a large success.
Since 2001, nearly 362,000 volunteers have given more than 2.1 million hours of community service through Comcast Cares Day. Among the thousands of projects over the years, volunteers installed computer labs at community centers, cleaned up parks, planted trees and flowers, provided meals to seniors, conducted blood drives and much more to make our hometowns stronger. I am proud of our employees and our volunteers for all that they do to give back to our communities. One can only imagine what the next 10 years will bring for Comcast Cares Day.
We'll kick off our next decade of Comcast Cares Days on April 21, 2012.