WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today on the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day, thousands of Florida Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer on more than 95 different community service projects across the state.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal’s companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country.
In Florida, volunteers are working on a variety of Comcast Cares Day projects today, including:
- Panama City Beach: Cleaning up trash and debris from local beaches with Friends of St. Andrews State Park
- Jacksonville: Beautifying Jean Ribault Middle School with national community partner City Year
- Fort Myers: Improving Camp Caloosa with the Girl Scouts of the Gulfcoast Florida
- West Palm Beach: Revitalizing Pat Reeves Village, which provides housing and other resources to the homeless
- Miami: Making improvements to the Raúl Arnaldo Martínez Charter School campus with ASPIRA of Florida and City Year
This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers to participate in more than 800 projects across the country and around the globe. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 4 million service hours to improve nearly 7,000 projects in the U.S. and around the world since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
“Year after year, our Florida Comcast employees, their families and friends and community volunteers come out in full force to improve our communities on Comcast Cares Day,” said Amy Smith, Regional Senior Vice President of the Comcast Florida Region. “As we celebrate our 15th annual Comcast Cares Day, I am amazed and proud of all that we’ll accomplish on our projects throughout the state and know the work done today will have a lasting and positive effect on our communities.”
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 $18 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have partnered with us on Comcast Cares Day.
Additionally, this Comcast Cares Day the Company is folding in the broad support and amplification of two other Company partnerships: Global Citizen, who organize the annual music and advocacy-focused Global Citizen Festival curated by Coldplay’s Chris Martin that has aired on MSNBC for the past few years, and Red Nose Day, a special television event with top musical and comedy performances that debuted on NBC last year. These initiatives aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change globally and in the United States. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our communities.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports 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 nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $176 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.