Hundreds of Volunteers to Revitalize Boys & Girls Club for Comcast Cares Day
On Saturday, April 22, more than 600 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve a local Boys & Girls Club facility as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Volunteers will work together to beautify the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County Florence De George Clubhouse in Norwood. Projects will include painting, landscaping, cleaning and more.
Members of the general public are invited to join. To sign up, visit ComcastintheCommunity.com. Onsite registration will be available, but participants are encouraged to sign up beforehand to ensure they get a t-shirt. Project materials, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will also be provided for all participants.
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, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. Volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to give back in our community and revitalize the Florence De George Clubhouse,” said Alex Price, Director of Government Affairs & Community Investment for Comcast in Palm Beach County. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when 600 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.”
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 $20 million in grants to local non-profit 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.