Comcast Cares Day: a spotlight on their year-round commitment to volunteerism

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April 17, 2018
On Saturday, April 21, more than 250 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve New Castle County’s Southern Elementary School and William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. This year, volunteers will also be part of a significant milestone of Comcast Cares Day – reaching 1 million volunteers since the program began in 2001.

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is a celebration and opportunity to spotlight our year-round commitment to volunteerism that began with our founding 55 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills and wiring community centers and libraries, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in about 1,000 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 5 million volunteer hours at 8,800 projects. 
 
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year.  To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $22 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day. 
 
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community
 
Members of the community are invited to join us on Comcast Cares Day! To volunteer, they can visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com/ to register for a project near them.
 
ABOUT OUR NEW CASTLE COUNTY PROJECTS:
Southern Elementary School
Saturday, April 21st, 8 AM – 2PM
795 Cox Neck Rd, New Castle, DE 19720
Volunteer capacity: 100
 
Join Comcast Cares Day volunteers as they beautify Southern Elementary School by building raised garden beds, mulching the playground and painting murals. Southern Elementary School serves approximately 900 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. It's focused on improving the academic achievement of all students while nurturing their social and emotional development.
 
William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center
Saturday, April 21st, 8:30AM – 1PM
501 North Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Volunteer capacity: 150
 
Join Comcast Cares Day volunteers as they work to beautify and restore the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington! Volunteer tasks include gardening, spreading mulch, beautifying the property grounds and painting and cleaning interior. The William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center has been providing individual and family services to Wilmington’s families and youth since 1972.
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