During the month of April, more than 1,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners successfully “made change happen” by volunteering at twelve projects across Jackson, MS. This year is the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. For the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi, volunteers helped landscape, paint and revamped our Walker Unit.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi is grateful to receive Comcast’s support again this year,” said Penney King, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. “Comcast Cares Day has truly helped impact the lives of over 5,000 area youth during the last three years.”
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers 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 Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profits who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.