On May 4, hundreds of local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at numerous projects across greater Chattanooga as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event.
This year, a variety of volunteer projects in and around Chattanooga will support local organizations including Athens Park Foundation, Chattanooga Area Food Bank and Soldiers' Angels. Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend a project. For more information on how to get involved and to register, visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com.
“We are excited to celebrate and support our local neighborhoods in Tennessee during our 18th annual Comcast Cares Day,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast Regional SVP. “We are thankful for our employees and all of the volunteers who continue to make a positive difference in their communities each year.”
Officials said, "Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is an illustration of the spirit of volunteerism that our employees bring to life each day. From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, stocking food banks, and beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer during this celebration and throughout the year to make a lasting impact." To date, more than one million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over six million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects. This year, the company expects more than 100,000 volunteers from Comcast, NBCUniversal, and for the first time Sky, to participate in projects across the country and around the world.
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to local partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contribute their time on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.