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Make Change Happen: Thousands of Washington Comcasters will Volunteer at 13 Locations for Comcast Cares Day 2013

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These are some of the thousands of Comcast employees, friends and family members who volunteered in 2012 for Comcast Cares Day. This photo was taken of our Fife Call Center crew at Metro Parks Tacoma’s STAR Center in South Tacoma.

We’re only a few days away from one of the largest single corporate days of service in the nation, Comcast Cares Day. Last year during Comcast Cares Day 2012, more than 2,200 Comcasters, family members, and friends, donated their time to 13 organizations throughout Washington. This year, on April 27, we’re back at it with many new community partners and some fascinating, important projects.

Aberdeen: Miller Junior High School. We’ll be painting the new STEM (Science, Technology, Electronics, Math) Lab and working on the outside grounds.

Arlington: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, Arlington. Employees from our Everett field office will team up to perform spring cleaning, landscape, paint and do a general cleanup to prepare for the busy spring and summer seasons. Here’s a recruitment video we filmed that describes some of the work to be done there.

Bellingham: Lions Camp Horizon. We’ll be improving wheelchair accessibility and performing a general spring cleanup to get this summer camp for youth and adults with disabilities ready for summer. Here’s a video that shows off the coming project.


Everett: Everett’s Delta Neighborhood. This is going to be big, and it’s thanks to large teams from both our Everett and Lynnwood call centers and corporate offices. Three different projects will be happening in the Delta Neighborhood including the construction of a “Friendship Garden, ” cleaning, painting and raised bed construction at the Grandview Community Center and cleanup of ballfields, dugouts and painting at the Boys & Girls Club.

Gig Harbor: Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park (scroll down the page a bit at that link to see an article about this park). Our Bremerton-based employees will be planting, spreading bark, weeding and cleaning up large flower beds and tree areas.

Kent: Northwest Harvest.  Our Auburn-based employees will be boxing food for deliveries, gardening, cleaning, and doing office work. Here’s a video that we filmed with Northwest Harvest to recruit employees for the day.

Olympia: Rebuilding Together of Thurston County. This group fixes up homes so people can continue to live in them. You may recall last year we fixed up a house so a 99-year-old resident could continue to live there. This year, we’ll be fixing up a home for a person with disabilities. We’ll rebuild sections of the fence, add a gate, replace steps, clean the yard, replace carpet, replace and paint siding on garage and more.

Redmond: Eastside Audubon Society at the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park. Similar to what we did last year, we’ll be removing invasive plants such as blackberry bushes, and we’ll be mulching and planting.

Seattle: Aki Kurose Middle School. Volunteers will paint (including updating the murals on the walls) and build some things like benches so the youth can take better advantage of a park by their school.

Seattle: Labateyah Youth Home We look forward to helping the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation with a variety of projects. At this school that helps homeless youth in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood, we’ll paint rooms, hallways, landscape and install the equipment and furnishings for their tech center, which we donated.  Click here to see a recruitment video we filmed that would tell you more about the day in Seattle.

Spokane: Excelsior Youth Center. Here we have several projects that directly benefit the youth and families Excelsior serves.  Among other things, we’ll be landscaping the front entrance, building several picnic tables, painting the interior and exterior of the school, building stairs, resurfacing a half pipe, and digging a trench to enable a lighting system for the front entrance. The center provides emotional and behavioral treatment to community youth through both inpatient and outpatient services, including an on-site school. Here’s a video that shows what we’ll be doing in Spokane.

Tacoma: Hope Sparks. Employees from our Fife call center will be landscaping, painting and helping with organization of the food and clothing bank for this agency that assists people with mental health counseling, early education and support for families in crisis in Pierce County.

Tacoma: McKinley Park. We’ll work with MetroParks Tacoma to remove invasive plant species, mulch, plant. and more.

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