Comcast Cable Lends A Helping Hand To Indiana-Based Community Groups As Part Of Its 12th Comcast Cares Day
Boys & Girls Club, Indiana Blood Center, Indianapolis Parks and Recreation, Kokomo YMCA, among partner organizations benefitting from nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event
FISHERS, Ind., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout the week of April 22 and culminating on Saturday, April 27, approximately 1,000 local Comcast employees, their families and friends will “make change happen” as they lend a hand at several community organizations to commemorate Comcast’s 12(th) Comcast Cares Day.
“We’re honored to partner with so many great Indiana organizations on a variety of projects to improve our community during our 12(th) Comcast Cares Day,” said Tim Collins, Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast Cable. “The hard work of the volunteers who will be donating their time to help make such a big difference in the lives of others is inspiring, and I am thankful to all of our participants who are helping to make Comcast Cares Day a success.”
Comcast Cares Day is Comcast Cable’s and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service, and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. This year, the Company expects more than 70,000 Comcast volunteers to participate in over 600 projects across the country, and for the first time, will expand internationally with NBCUniversal operating various project sites in London, England. Comcast also expects to achieve another important milestone of three million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
The following Comcast Cares Day volunteer projects will take place in Indiana:
Week of April 22
- Indiana Blood Center and American Red Cross (Bloomington, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie) - blood drives with at various blood centers and Comcast facilities
Monday, April 22
- Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis (Indianapolis) – outdoor cleanup and painting projects
Saturday, April 27
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank (Bloomington) – sorting and packing food
- Indianapolis Parks and Recreation (Indianapolis) – outdoor cleanup and landscaping
- Kids Against Hunger (Fishers) – food packaging project for Gleaners Food Bank
- Kokomo YMCA (Kokomo) – outdoor cleanup and gardening
- Lafayette YWCA (Lafayette) – indoor and outdoor cleanup projects
- Second Harvest Food Bank (Muncie) – packaging and food distribution
- Trees Indiana, Inc. (Fort Wayne) – Nature Explore outdoor classroom cleanup
Several of the community projects for Comcast Cares Day offer volunteer opportunities. Find out more details at the Comcast Cares Day website at http://www.comcastinthecommunity.com.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding 50 years ago. The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of each employee and family member 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 Comcast has committed more than $12 million in grants to organizations nationwide.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities–promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $123 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.