More than 70 projects in the region; public invited to volunteer
More than 6,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners are expected to complete more than 70 Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan volunteer projects on Saturday, April 21, Comcast Cares Day. This year marks the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, and volunteers will celebrate a significant milestone – reaching 1 million volunteers since the program began in 2001.
“Comcast Cares Day is my favorite day of the year,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president. “I’m inspired by the thousands of Comcast employees and their family members and friends who are coming out to paint, clean, build, repair, plant and more on Comcast Cares Day. I can’t thank participants enough for making the effort to make change happen in their communities.”
Worldwide, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in about 1,000 projects. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 5 million volunteer hours at 8,800 projects.
The Comcast 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 more than $22 million in grants to participating organizations.
Members of the public are invited to participate in a project near them. To learn more or sign up to volunteer, visit www.ComcastintheCommunity.com.