More Than 5,000 Volunteers to Support Nearly 60 Community Projects across Colorado on Comcast Cares Day

DENVER--()--On Saturday, April 21, more than 5,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at nearly 60 project sites in 16 cities throughout Colorado as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. This year, volunteers in Colorado will also be a part of and celebrate 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 five million volunteer hours at 8,800 projects.

Colorado projects include a skills-based training class helping a group of 9th grade girls from Girls Inc. of Metro Denver prepare for summer internships, a painting and deep-cleaning project at Paragon Learning Center in Pueblo and a beautification and landscaping project with Putnam Elementary School in Fort Collins.

“As we celebrate our 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, we’re proud to continue to work with local community partners to make the greatest impact possible throughout our state,” said Rich Jennings, Comcast senior vice president of the Mountain West Region. “The collaborative support shown by our employees, their family and friends, and our community partners is a testament to how anything is possible when we rally together to make change happen. I am grateful to everyone who comes out in support of our communities today and throughout the year.”

Comcast Cares Day projects will take place in 16 communities across Colorado serving the following community organizations:

Aurora
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Global Village Academy
Mile High Workshop
Plains Conservation Center
Techno+Rescue, 9News & Better Business Bureau E-Cycle Event

Boulder
City of Boulder Parks & Recreation - Boulder Reservoir

Carbondale
Mt. Sopris Montessori School

Colorado Springs
Care and Share Food Bank
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Children's Hospital Colorado
El Pomar Boys & Girls Club
Great American Cleanup with City of Colorado Springs
Swigert Aerospace Academy

Denver

Arbor Day Foundation & The Park People: Denver Digs Trees
Bonfils Blood Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver:

  • Denver Broncos Club
  • Owen Club
  • Wilfley Club
  • Vickers Club

The Center Advancing LGBT Colorado - Rainbow Alley
City and County of Denver-Parks and Recreation:

  • Cheesman Park
  • Spring RiverSweep with The Greenway Foundation

Clayton Early Learning
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Denver Health
Denver Housing Authority:

  • Quigg Newton Homes
  • Westwood Homes

Denver Public Schools:

  • Castro Elementary School
  • CMS Community School
  • Godsman Elementary School
  • Goldrick Elementary School
  • Kepner Beacon Middle School
  • Knapp Elementary School
  • Munroe Elementary School
  • North High School
  • Skinner Middle School with City Year Denver

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)
Food Bank of the Rockies
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Matthew Shepard Foundation
RAFT Colorado-Resource Area for Teaching
St. Francis Center

Empire
Easterseals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village

Englewood
Freedom Service Dogs

Fort Carson
USO Colorado Springs at Fort Carson

Fort Collins
Putnam Elementary School
United Way of Larimer County

Frederick
Carbon Valley Academy

Golden
Compass Montessori School

Lakewood
The Action Center
Easterseals Colorado

Littleton
Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Hudson Gardens
Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
Powell Middle School

Pueblo
Paragon Learning Center

Steamboat Springs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado

Trinidad
Trinidad Community Foundation

“We appreciate the support of Comcast throughout the year,” said James Sullivan, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. “Comcast Cares Day is such a tangible expression of the great support that’s offered consistently.”

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 non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.

Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and amplification of Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world to make a difference. 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.

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. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. 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.

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Comcast
Leslie Oliver,
303-810-6326
Leslie_Oliver@Comcast.com

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More than 5,000 Volunteers to Support Nearly 60 Community Projects Across Colorado on Comcast Cares Day.

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Contacts

Comcast
Leslie Oliver,
303-810-6326
Leslie_Oliver@Comcast.com