SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Saturday, April 22, nearly 7,500 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners volunteered at 14 schools and community organizations around Utah as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, more than 100,000 volunteers participated in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
Utah projects ranged from cleaning and improving the Palmer Court subsidized apartments and sorting donated supplies for the Road Home in Salt Lake City to helping to build an outdoor amphitheater at the Walden School for Liberal Arts in Provo to installing a new Frisbee course by Fort Buenaventura in Ogden.
“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with these important organizations to give back in our community,” said Merlin Jensen, Comcast vice president of technical operations. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when thousands of volunteers donate their time to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m inspired by the community’s response to Comcast Cares Day, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”
"We want to extend our gratitude and excitement to the Comcast Cares Day volunteers for this amazing opportunity to improve the look and condition of our buildings,” said Michelle Flynn, associate executive director of programs for The Road Home. “The work of these volunteers would take us years to accomplish on our own, and we will be forever grateful."
Comcast Cares Day projects also included work for these community organizations:
- Highland High School in Salt Lake City
- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake
- Cyprus High School in Magna
- Redwood Elementary in West Valley City
- YWCA Utah
- University of Utah Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
- Neighborhood House in Salt Lake City
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
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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 more than $195 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.