Comcast's Third Annual `Comcast Cares Day' Unites 25,000 Employees and Their Families Across 33 States in Service to Local Communities
25,000 Comcast employees and their families participated in 228 volunteer projects in 33 states as a part of the largest one-day volunteer effort in the company's history - the third annual Comcast Cares Day held Saturday, October 4, 2003. In total, Comcast employees and their families donated 150,000 hours of volunteer service - the equivalent of more than 17 years of service in one day.
Comcast Cares Day is a company-wide day of service in which Comcast employees and their families volunteer on the same day in their local communities. Local Comcast management and local community leaders identified non-profit partner organizations to address specific local needs. Comcast's employee volunteers represented every sector of the company from its corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, to its local cable offices and including the company's content businesses: CN8, Comcast Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, E! Entertainment Television, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network and G4.
"Comcast Cares Day is about our employees' commitment to the neighborhoods and towns where they live and work; the very same communities that Comcast is proud to serve," said Brian L. Roberts, President and CEO, Comcast. "I am pleased that Comcast employees in each one of our local communities across the country have demonstrated that commitment again this year."
The Comcast Foundation will also contribute grants totaling up to a million dollars to the 228 partner organizations on behalf of each employee and family member who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. These partner grants are to help Comcast's community partners continue their mission throughout the year.
In addition to Comcast Cares Day, Comcast employees volunteer year-round with a variety of projects and organizations through the company's ComcastCares program. For more information on Comcast's volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit In The Community at www.Comcast.com.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks, and in the provision of electronic commerce and programming content. Comcast Cable is the leading cable company in the United States serving more than 21 million cable subscribers. Comcast's commerce and content businesses include majority ownership of Comcast-Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, a controlling interest in E! Entertainment Television and Style. Comcast's Class A and Class A Special Common Stock are traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.
The Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company's chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs that work to create a positive, sustainable impact within our communities while improving education, literacy, and volunteerism. Since its inception, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $9 million to the communities where Comcast serves. More information about The Foundation and its programs is available at our website, www.comcast.com, under "In the Community."