[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdyN6Y40bgQ]Every year, Comcast organizes one of the largest single corporate days of service in the country, known as Comcast Cares Day. Last year, more than 2,200 Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteered to improve more than a dozen locations throughout Western Washington and in Spokane. One of the locations was El Centro de La Raza, which is featured in the video above.
The local coordinators in our various field offices and call centers have just finished picking the project sites for this year’s Comcast Cares Day: Saturday, April 21, 2012.
We will share more as the projects and work comes together, but here’s a list of what’s to come:
Aberdeen: Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor. We’ll be doing some landscaping and other work for two of their homes.
Bremerton: Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. We’ll do a lot of work at their Bremerton Olympia Avenue location including lots of handywork like painting, simple plumbing, lots of various building repairs, gardening, and fixing up several playground areas.
Everett: Salvation Army (organized by the team from our Everett field offices) We’ll be painting, landscaping, cleaning, organizing toys, and some light carpentry and repairs.
Everett: Cascade High School (organized by the team from our Everett and Lynnwood call centers, and local corporate offices) We’ll be working on the grounds here, and perhaps some other Everett School District schools as well.
Fife: Fife Parks Department (organized by the team at our Puyallup field offices) This one should also be good and messy: We’ll be helping to clean up and to remove invasive species from the Lower Hylebos Marsh.
Kent: Northwest Harvest (organized by our Auburn-based teams) We’ll be doing a lot here, from caring for the grounds with intensive cleaning and gardening projects, to working the assembly line to prepare food for delivery.
Olympia: Rebuilding Together of Thurston County. We’ll help them with fixing up buildings and some repairs.
Redmond: Eastside Audubon Society. We’ll be removing blackberry bushes and weeding and spreading bark along the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park.
Seattle: Wing Luke Asian Museum
Spokane: Northeast Community Center
Tacoma: Metro Parks STAR (South Tacoma Activity and Recreation) Center (organized by the team at our Fife call center, in cooperation with the Tacoma Urban League)