This week is one of our favorite days of the year – Comcast Cares Day! This annual celebration of volunteerism – culminating on Saturday, May 4, 2019 – is one of our favorite times of the year because we get the chance to make a direct impact n the communities across Washington state that matter so much to us.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is an illustration of the spirit of volunteerism that employees bring to life each and every 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 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities through 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.
Here’s a brief video of the impact we see in Washington state every year:
Are you interested in volunteering at a local project near you in Washington state? We’ve got projects available across many communities that need more volunteers! Find one near you today for one of our many Saturday, May 4, 2019 Cares Day events: www.comcast.com/community.
This year our 30+ projects support the different communities across the state impacted by homelessness. Comcast volunteers will repair fencing and revitalize outdoor landscaping around temporary homes in Everett; serve meals to supportive housing residents and beautify community areas in Seattle; hand out hygiene kits in Sumner; clean, garden and paint shelters in Spokane and participate in various other projects across the state.
We would also like to thank our many community partners and groups joining us this year in celebration of Cares Day. The organizations we are working with and supporting include: Plymouth Housing, McCleary Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auburn YMCA, Northwest Harvest, Nexus Youth and Families, Operation Gratitude, Camp Korey, The Salvation Army, Interfaith Northwest, United Way of Snohomish County, Housing Hope, Tacoma Rescue Mission, Everett Food Bank, Farmer Frog, Family Education and Support Services, Mother 2 Many, Sumner Parks Department, Tacoma Metro Parks, Friends of Youth, YouthCare, Food Lifeline, Volunteers of America, Hope House, CrossWalk, Alexandria’s House and The Lloyd House in Spokane.