Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day
On Saturday, May 4th, more than 100,000 Comcast, NBCUniversal – and for the first time Sky – employees will come together with their friends, family members, and nonprofit partners to “make change happen” as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day.
The tradition celebrates the company’s year-round commitment to volunteerism and service in communities across the country and around the world.
This year, volunteers will participate in approximately 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries, helping to revitalize and beautify neighborhoods, parks, gardens, and local schools; build assistive technologies; assemble care packages for schoolchildren; plant trees; facilitate coding workshops; and so much more.
“Giving back to the community is rooted in the core of Comcast’s culture,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. “Celebrating volunteerism through Comcast Cares Day year-after-year reminds us not only of our company’s history, but also empowers us to work together to help others where it’s most needed.”
National and local nonprofit organizations, like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, City Year, UnidosUS, National Urban League, Easterseals, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and many more, will work side-by-side with Comcast Cares Day volunteers to help beautify communities across the country. The partnerships, combined with the passion and spirit of the thousands of company employees, has enabled Comcast Cares Day to become one of the most significant corporate commitments to volunteerism in America.
“Comcast Cares Day is one of the best illustrations of our employees’ commitment and the passion they have for volunteerism and giving back to our communities,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation. “I look forward to this time each year when we come together with our community partners, friends, and families, to make a positive impact around the world.”
Since the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects around the world, and have contributed nearly $25 million in grants to participating local nonprofit partners.
Below is a sample of the projects taking place as part of this year’s Comcast Cares Day:
Comcast NBCUniversal is working to make a positive impact in our communities through volunteerism and supporting local nonprofits and community partners. Since 2001, Comcast has donated nearly $5.9 billion in cash and in-kind contributions to nonprofit organizations and charitable partners across the country.