17th Annual Comcast Cares Day set for Saturday, April 21

LAST YEAR, students at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood painted murals, built bookshelves, and cleaned and organized books. These students were volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. This year Comcast Cares Day is scheduled Saturday, April 21 throughout the Midwest and the public is invited to participate by visiting www.ComcastintheCommunity.com to learn more and sign up to volunteer.

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.

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