More than 1,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends, and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at different projects across East Tennessee on Saturday. It’s part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event, a press release said.
Oak Ridge’s Robertsville Middle School has been chosen as a project site for this annual event. Robertsville students have designed planters that will be constructed and filled during the activity, the press release said. Volunteers will help with general landscaping and clean up around the school grounds.
Robertsville students and parents, community groups, and additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend a project, the press release said. For more information on how to get involved and to register, visit the Robertsville Middles School Clean Up Day link here.
“Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day,” the press release said. “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.”
“Our Comcast Cares Day volunteers continue to spread positivity, build bonds, strengthen the community, and make a lasting impact on others,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast regional senior vice president. “At Comcast, giving back is in our DNA, and we are proud to partner with such impactful organizations and incredible people to make a difference in our community.”
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 community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $22 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
You can follow the company on Twitter @ComcastSouth and share Comcast Cares Day stories and photos using the hashtag: #ComcastCaresDay.