Comcast joins community organizations and area residents for volunteer projects designed to inspire and help others…
Comcast Cares Day, the largest corporate single-day volunteer initiative in the nation, will be held on Saturday, April 25. This year, on its 14th anniversary, Comcast anticipates that nearly 7,000 regional employees from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan and their families, friends and community partners will participate in more than 80 volunteer projects in locations ranging from Quincy, IL, to South Bend, IN; from Decatur to Rockford, IL; and all across the Chicago area.
“Comcast Cares Day makes a huge difference in the lives of people in the communities we serve. We are proud to work alongside partners in our communities and area residents who want to help and inspire others through volunteerism,” said Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president, John Crowley.
Comcast expects that more than 90,000 Comcast, NBCUniversal and community volunteers will participate in projects across the country and around the globe on Comcast Cares Day. Since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, more than 600,000 volunteers have contributed more than 3.7 million volunteer hours at 6,000 projects.
For a list of regional projects, visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com. To view pictures and information about projects across the region, visit Comcast of Illinois, NW Indiana and SW Michigan on Facebook.
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 nearly $140 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.
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 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.
With nearly 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (www.comcastgcr.com) serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting Comcast of Illinois, NW Indiana and SW Michigan. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois.