Comcast Cares Day to Bring Together Thousands of Volunteers in Denver
More Than 21,000 Service Hours Will Be Donated to Colorado Nonprofits on Saturday, April 30th;Effort Bringing Together 62,000 Nationwide.
On Saturday, April 30, more than 3,500 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will volunteer to improve nearly 30 Colorado nonprofits as part of the 10th annual “Comcast Cares Day.”
At the same time across the country, more than 62,000 Comcast volunteers will participate in this annual day of service, which is one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer efforts in the country. This is Comcast’s 10th Comcast Cares Day. Since its inception in 2001, Comcast employees, their families and friends have dedicated over 2 million hours of service. The Company has also committed more than $10 million in grants to organizations nationwide. Comcast Cares Day is one way that Comcast helps to power dreams and demonstrate a year-round commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves.
During the day of service, Comcast employees in the Colorado area will take part in a variety of volunteer efforts across the state.
“Today we celebrate our 10th Comcast Cares Day, which is an incredible milestone,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation. “Since its inception in 2001, nearly 300,000 Comcast employees, their families and friends have contributed their time to their communities. Today, we will eclipse 2 million hours of service. Comcast Cares Day is about coming together to make a positive difference in our communities, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside my fellow employees today as we continue in that mission.”
“We’re so honored to partner with almost 30 Colorado nonprofit organizations to work together to improve our community during our 10th Comcast Cares Day,” added Rich Jennings, Comcast Regional Vice President. “I’m grateful to the 3,500 volunteers who will be donating their time to help make such a big difference in the lives of others.”
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of each employee and family member who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year.
For more information on Comcast’s volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit http://www.comcast.com/inthecommunity.
Statewide Comcast Cares Day projects include:
Bluff Lake Nature Center/The Park People
26th Ave. and Havana Way, Denver CO
Bluff Lake Nature Center serves as an outdoor classroom for thousands of students each year. Its mission is to foster lifelong learning and environmental stewardship of a unique urban wildlife refuge. At Bluff Lake, 400 Comcast volunteers will plant, mulch, water and protect new native trees in the area. Next, the volunteers will spend time cleaning up litter and weeding.
Boys & Girls Club Broncos Branch
4397 Crown Blvd. Denver, CO
The Broncos Branch of the Boys & Girls Club is in direct partnership with the Denver Broncos. Many of the Broncos players are alumni of the Boys & Girls Club and felt that it was important to make a lasting impact on children’s lives.
At this site, 220 Comcast volunteers will be doing repairs and clean up to the site. This location will also feature the Good Food Garden, where volunteers will be gardening and planting in the garden. There will also be art projects set up for the younger children. Representative Angela Williams will be on-site to celebrate Comcast Cares Day in her district.
Bonfils Blood Drive
Bonfils Blood Center assists more than 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities in Colorado and beyond. At the blood drive, 100 Comcast volunteers will donate blood. Three blood drives will be held at various Comcast offices in Colorado.
Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County
1608 Lancer Drive, Ft. Collins, CO
The Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County helps kids develop to their full potential. At this site, the team of 100 Comcast volunteers will assist in overall cleaning and painting and maintenance of the facility.
Boys & Girls Club Owen Branch
3480 West Kentucky Ave., Denver, CO
The Owen Branch of the Boys & Girls Club is one of eight clubs in the Denver area, which jointly serve 9,000 children, most of them minorities with families who earn less than $25,000 annually. The 75 volunteers at this site will be planting trees, painting and cleaning the building interior. There will be supervised arts and crafts for children ages 3 to 8.
Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo County
2601 Sprague Ave., Pueblo, CO
Since 1972, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County has been at the forefront of positive youth development, helping them overcome the effects of disadvantaged circumstances and to develop their capacities to be self-sufficient members of the community. The 50 volunteers at this site will work to improve the overall appearance of the club. The team will clean the facility, paint the walls, refurbish tables and clean the upholstered benches.
Boys & Girls Club of Weld County
2400 4th St., Greeley, CO
The Boys & Girls Club of Weld County enables young people, especially those that are most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. One hundred fifty volunteers from Northern Colorado will help with the Hit, Pitch and Run event, a carnival of activities for the community. Comcast volunteers will help by operating rides, facilitating activities and managing food distribution.
2120 South Cheyenne Cañon Rd., Colorado Springs, CO
The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon (FOCC) support the North Cheyenne Cañon Park and work to preserve the natural, scenic and historic resources of the Park. The volunteer team of 130 people will assist the FOCC with their Cañon Clean Up Day. The FOCC will also have more than 50 volunteers from the community at the event. Volunteers will be picking up trash, raking leaves, gardening and painting.
1155 Decatur St., Denver, CO
Decatur Place Apartments is managed by Mercy Housing and offers 2-year transitional housing and a self-sufficiency program for those in need of assistance. The 40 volunteers from Comcast’s marketing team will be hosting a carnival for the apartment residents with activities including face painting, balloon artists, a bounce house and more. The event will bring much-needed levity and fun to the families who live there.
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
2149 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center prevents abuse, strengthens families and restores childhood by providing a continuum of care to traumatized children and their families. Seventy-five volunteers from Comcast will build a 60-ft. fence, add a walking path to the emergency exit route, replace staircases, add non-slip protection to all stairs and more. Additionally, members of the Martin Luther King Early College National Honor Society will help with this project. Students from PeaceJam also will be helping with projects at this site.
325 Seventh St., Steamboat Springs, CO
Horizons Specialized Services provides services to persons with developmental disabilities in five Colorado counties. The agency provides support to people with developmental disabilities so that they can reach their potential within the least restrictive environment possible. The team of 30 volunteers at Horizons will be assisting in maintenance and overall cleaning of various independent living facilities.
6125 Omaha Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO
LifeQuest Transitions is an organization with a mission to empower, with transitional programs and techniques to facilitate personal growth, leadership skills and positive change for our military’s wounded, ill and injured, through the use of fitness and adventure-based learning. A volunteer team of 130 employees, friends and family members will be painting, carpet cleaning, laying new floor, and landscaping. Attorney General John Suthers, members of the Colorado Springs City Council and two El Paso County Commissioners are expected to be among the volunteers.
Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation
Auraria Campus Speer Blvd., & Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO
The Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation Inc., is a nonprofit, direct-support corporation. The Foundation was created exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to benefit Metro State and its students. Four hundred volunteers from Comcast and Metro State will assist with indoor and outdoor beautification projects to enhance the overall appearance of Metro State.
Mi Casa Resource Center
360 Acoma St., Denver, CO
Mi Casa is committed to advancing economic success and helping Latino and low-income families trade poverty for lasting economic stability. The projects at Mi Casa include overall cleaning of the facility, painting, carpet cleaning, sanding and refinishing the stage and repairing storage doors. Forty volunteers will take part. Additionally, students from the Comcast Digital Connectors program will be offering free computer clean-up from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Mi Casa.
Trinidad Community Foundation
The Trinidad Community Foundation enhances and develops the quality of life in Trinidad and Las Animas County by building a culture of giving, and by providing grants in the areas of education, health and wellness, recreation, historic preservation and communication. For the third year in a row, Trinidad employees will partner with the Trinidad Community Foundation to bring together hundreds of Trinidad residents in partnership with Comcast employees to clean up the Purgatoire River.
Vail Valley Foundation Eagle River Clean-Up
West of Spur Rd., Edwards, CO
The Vail Valley Foundation is committed to providing leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley for its residents and guests. In partnership with the Vail Valley Foundation, 50 volunteers will work to clean up Eagle River by removing litter, weeding and other beautification projects around the river. Members of the Battle Mountain High School Hispanic Mentors group will be joining in the effort.
Volunteers will be going to three homes in Aurora, CO
Brothers Redevelopment is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable accessible housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents. Eighty volunteer teams will be splitting up into groups of 15-20 people and will go to the different sites around the Denver metro area to paint and do minor repairs on homes that need attention.
777 Bannock St., Denver
Denver Health is Colorado’s primary “safety net” institution, providing care for the uninsured. Denver Health provides access to the highest quality of health care regardless of ability to pay. More than 300 Comcast volunteers will lead projects to improve the campus surroundings and the children’s playground area. They will also support the hospital’s Newborns in Need program and pediatric projects for children who require long-term care or visit the ER in crisis situations. Comcast recently was named Denver Health’s Corporate Partner of the Year.
Food Bank of the Rockies
10700 East 45th Ave., Denver, CO
Food Bank of the Rockies, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation, organized to solicit, collect and distribute food to those in need of assistance through nonprofit member agencies. At the site, 60 volunteers will package food into boxes that will be distributed to those in need in the community, metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
1499 Julian St., Denver, CO
Girls, Inc. inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold through a network of local organizations. Fifty volunteers going to Girls, Inc. will be assisting in beautification projects such as cleaning, painting and landscaping the metro Denver facility.
Habitat for Humanity
7167-7194 Ivanhoe, Commerce City, CO
Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Fifty volunteers will be assisting the Habitat for Humanity engineers at their newest build site in Commerce City.
Park Lane Elementary School, 13001 E. 30th Ave., Aurora, CO
Junior Achievement's purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Park Lane Elementary School is opening its doors to 12 Comcast volunteers interested in volunteering and educating for one day on Monday, April 25.
The Auraria Campus in front of the Tivoli Student Union, Denver, CO
In partnership with Denver Recycles and MeTech Recycling, the Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation will be hosting an eco-rally to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. Fifty Comcast volunteers at the eco-rally will be assisting in the electronic recycling event. An estimated 50,000 pounds of electronics waste will be collected from almost 500 cars.
Mount St. Vincent Home
4159 Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO
Mount St. Vincent Home has been caring for over 18,000 abused and neglected children since 1883 through a range of programs and services. They support families and children without being a substitute for families. The volunteer group of 70 employees will assist in outside work to help improve the overall appearance of the facility.
10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial, CO
Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) was founded to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment and services around the world. The volunteer team of 60 at Project C.U.R.E. will assemble boxes of medical supplies for those in need all around the world.
2875 Blake St., Denver, CO
RAFT is a warehouse for teachers to use to supplement supplies and activities for their classrooms. At RAFT, 200 volunteers will be cleaning, organizing the warehouse, landscaping and painting.
Volunteers of America
West Gate Towers, 55 South Lincoln St., Denver, CO
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. With Volunteers of America, 200 Comcast volunteers will be going to Westgate Towers, an affordable housing community for senior citizens and for individuals requiring special assistance, where they will be gardening and painting.
West High School
951 Elati St., Denver, CO
West High School’s vision is to use their enthusiasm, dedication and creativity to empower, inspire and challenge students in becoming self-confident, resourceful and academically accomplished global citizens. The 60 volunteers that go to West High School will be assisting in cleaning the interior and exterior of the building and helping with any other maintenance that is needed. Volunteers from the West High School National Honor Society and the Denver Urban League also will be participating.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities – promoting community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated over $90 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/neighborhood. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
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