More than 6,000 Volunteers Expected to Complete Over 70 Community Projects Across Region for 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day

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Members of the public are invited to volunteer at local projects

April 17, 2019 – Saturday, May 4, is the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, the company’s celebration of its year-round commitment to volunteerism and service.  This year, more than 6,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they undertake more than 70 volunteer projects across Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

Comcast and the community-based organizations participating in Comcast Cares Day welcome volunteers from the community. For more information or to sign up to participate at a local project, visit

“Comcast Cares Day is my favorite day of the year,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president.  “Comcast Cares Day proves that change happens when employees, their friends and families, come together with community partners for these volunteer projects.  I can’t thank all the volunteers enough for their hard work and their commitment to their communities.”

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is a culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 55 years ago.  From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to stocking food banks, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer during this celebration and throughout the year to make a lasting impact.  To date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects.   This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in projects across the country and around the world.

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to community partner organizations that host projects.  The grants are designed to help them continue their missions throughout the year.  To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants to participating organizations.

For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal community impact initiatives, visit

About Comcast Corporation 
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses:  Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky.  Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ 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 is global and 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.  Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services.  It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services.  Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights.  Visit for more information. 

With nearly 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (https: 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.  “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastILLINOIS.

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