Comcast NBCUniversal Volunteers to Partner to Paint and Beautify Clubs, Help Teach Math Skills, Mentor Students, and More as Part of Company’s Year-Round Commitment to Service in the Community
ATLANTA, GA - April 18, 2018 - On Saturday, April 21, more than 40 Boys & Girls Clubs around the country will benefit from hours of painting, landscaping, cleaning, mentoring and other transformational efforts provided by thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers during the company's 17th Comcast Cares Day. The annual day of service includes employees, families, friends, and local community leaders gathering as part of the company's year-round commitment to service and the community.
"Throughout the year, Clubs around the country benefit from the generosity of Comcast NBCUniversal by giving back to kids and teens who need them most," said Jim Clark, president and CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Comcast Cares Day is a special day that demonstrates to our Club youth the importance of service, to positively inspire a lifetime of volunteerism."
"Every day, Boys & Girls Clubs of America helps untold numbers of young people reach their full potential as caring and responsible members of our communities," said Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President of Community Impact and President of the Comcast and NBCUniversal Foundations. "We are proud that so many of our employees give their time and energy to Boys and Girls Clubs on Comcast Cares Day and through year-long initiatives like My.Future."
Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America on their My.Future program, a cutting-edge technology education initiative that provides hands-on experiences and enables Club members to select from more than 40 activities to help them understand how to safely and productively engage online and identify and develop digital interests - from Internet basics for technology beginners, to robotics, coding, game design and online journalism for advanced learners.
Projects taking place this Saturday include:
This year, Comcast Cares Day will engage its 1 millionth volunteer as more than 100,000 employees, their family, and friends will work alongside local community partners at more than 1,000 project sites across the U.S. and around the globe. Since 2001, Comcast has given more than $140 million in cash and in-kind contributions to support nonprofit organizations and other charitable partners across the country.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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