In less than a month, Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers will lend a hand in support of communities around the world where we live and work during the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 21.  Giving back is a value we embrace throughout the entire year, but on Comcast Cares Day we leverage our relationship with hundreds of partners large and small, to make change happen and broaden our reach.  Last year alone, more than 100,000 volunteers participated in events in more than 20 different countries.

This year, our volunteers will refresh school playgrounds, teach kids to code, prepare urban gardens for spring, and provide free legal support to families in need, among many other meaningful acts of service.  

We are fortunate to have partners who have been with us for 17 years and counting, as well as new partners like Cities of Service, an organization that works with mayors and community leaders across the country on high-priority projects that address the most pressing needs of city residents. This year, we will partner with Cities of Service in Detroit to work hand in hand on furthering the mission of Project Green Light, a Detroit program that promotes public safety by providing security cameras at partner sites throughout the city.

We know that cleaner areas encourage people to shop at local stores, make our neighborhoods safer and are critical to economic revitalization, so our volunteers in Detroit will paint over graffiti and also install of a number of planters. The businesses that receive the planters have agreed to maintain them throughout the year.

Neighborhood revitalization efforts like the one in Detroit do not end on Comcast Cares Day.  Working with Cities of Service, we’ll continue to make an impact throughout the year, drawing from a steady flow of volunteers including our own employees.

In total, we expect to participate in more than 1,000 projects during our annual celebration of service.  We invite you to engage in your community by joining us on Comcast Cares Day. You can learn more about Comcast Cares Day or find a project near you at: