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Comcast Ushers In Day Of Volunteering To Give Back To Community

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(Credit: Comcast Cares Day)

(Credit: Comcast Cares Day)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Saturday, employees at Comcast cable are giving back to the community. They’re joining other volunteers from around metro Detroit, to help out with a number of charitable events.

As part of Comcast Cares Week, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, Comcast Cares Day includes food packaging at Harvest Food Bank and cleaning up with Motor City Blight Busters.

Lisa Birmingham, vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast spoke with WWJ’s Chrystal Knight about the event and the charities they will be helping:

“Our three call centers in Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Sterling Heights were packing foods to benefit Kids Against Hunger and our goal is 36,000 servings,” she said. “And that’s going to be donated to Food Gatherers Food Bank in Ann Arbor, Gleaners of Macomb County and Plymouth United Way.”

“The message behind an event like this is that we can make change happen by packing food, cleaning community parks, recycling waste, working side by side with our employees and our community partners, our family and our friends – it’s up to all of us,” said Birmingham.

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Detroit area event include:

- Kids Against Hunger (Plymouth and Sterling Heights) ­ food packaging at
multiple Comcast facilities that will be donated locally to Gleaners of
Macomb County and Plymouth United Way- Human Services Literacy Project
(Detroit)-Clark Park literacy event for hundreds of residents runs 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

- Motor City Blight Busters (Detroit) community cleanup, urban garden
planting and mural painting between 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

- Hope Center (Macomb) / The Woods (Warren) community gardens will be
built and planted between 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

- Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast Michigan (Warren) sort and pack food for
local food bank between 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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The following Comcast Cares events also take place on Saturday, April 27:

- Matrix Human Literacy Project at Clark Park (Detroit) for hundreds of residents. Cong. Peters, Sen. Young and Rep. Tlaib will be on hand to assist. The event runs from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

- Motor City Blight Busters (Detroit) – Community cleanup, urban garden planting and mural paintings. Event is from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

- Kids Against Hunger – (Sterling Heights) Comcast Call Center- food packaging for items to be donated locally to Gleaners- Event will run from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

- Hope Center (Macomb) The Woods Community gardens will be built and planted  between 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

- Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast Michigan (Warren) Sort and pack food for local food bank. 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Find out more details here.

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