PLYMOUTH — Throughout the week of April 22 and culminating on Saturday, April 27, approximately 3,000 local Comcast Cable employees, their families and friends will “make change happen” as they lend a hand at several community organizations to commemorate the company’s 12th Comcast Cares Day.
“We’re honored to partner with so many great Michigan organizations on a variety of projects to improve our community during our 12th Comcast Cares Day,” said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast Cable. “The hard work of the volunteers who will be donating their time to help make such a big difference in the lives of others is inspiring, and I am thankful to all of our participants who are helping to make Comcast Cares Day a success.”
Comcast Cares Day is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, and Comcast Cable’s and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service. This year, more than 70,000 Comcast volunteers are expected to participate in over 600 projects across the country.
And, for the first time, Comcast’s volunteer efforts will expand internationally with NBCUniversal sponsoring various project events in London, England. Comcast also expects to achieve another important milestone of three million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
The following Comcast Cares Day volunteer projects will take place in Michigan:
Monday, April 22
American Red Cross (Plymouth) – blood drive at Comcast Plymouth Call Center
Thumb Industries (Bad Axe) – recycling project in conjunction with Earth Day
Greater Lansing Food Bank (Lansing) – landscaping project in conjunction with Earth Day
Stiggy’s Dogs (Howell) – cleanup projects in conjunction with Earth Day and no-sew blankets for dogs and veterans
Tuesday, April 23
American Red Cross (Ann Arbor) – blood drive at Comcast Ann Arbor Call Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters (Southfield) – food packaging that will be donated to Forgotten Harvest Food Bank and children around the world
Saturday, April 27
Kids Against Hunger (Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Sterling Heights) – food packaging at multiple Comcast facilities that will be donated locally to the Food Gatherers Food Bank in Ann Arbor , Gleaners of Macomb County and Plymouth United Way, as well as children around the world
Food Bank of South Central Michigan (Battle Creek) – sort and pack food items
Matrix Human Services Literacy Project (Detroit) – Clark Park literacy event for hundreds of residents
Motor City Blight Busters (Detroit) – community cleanup, urban garden planting and mural painting
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint (Flint) – outdoor cleanup, gardening and food distribution for local families
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan /Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Grand Rapids) – sort, pack and distribute food to local residents, assemble personal care items, and do cleanup and painting projects
Starfish Family Services (Inkster) – outdoor cleanup, gardening and landscaping
MLK Community Center (Jackson) – sort and pack food items for Food Bank of South Central Michigan
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County (Monroe) – indoor and outdoor cleanup at Arthur Leslow Community Center
Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity (Muskegon) – exterior painting of Muskegon Habitat Restore building
Hope Center (Macomb) / The Woods (Warren) – community gardens will be built and planted
Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast Michigan (Warren) – sort and pack food for local food bank
Several of the community projects for Comcast Cares Day offer volunteer opportunities. Find out more details at the Comcast Cares Day website at http://www.comcastinthecommunity.com.
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. To date Comcast has committed more than $12 million in grants to organizations nationwide.