Comcast Enlists Thousands of Twin Cities Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day 2016

Volunteers to lend a hand at 12 locations across the Twin Cities;
Arc Greater Twin Cities project at State Fairgrounds to include 500

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ComcastCaresDay–On Saturday, April 30, more than 2,000 Twin Cities Comcast employees and
their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen”
as they volunteer at 12 metro area project sites as part of the 15th
annual Comcast
Cares Day

Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National
Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal’s companywide celebration of
their year-round commitment to service and the nation’s largest
single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country.

This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 Comcast and
NBCUniversal volunteers to participate in over 800 projects across the
country and around the globe. To date, volunteers have contributed more
than four million service hours to nearly 7,000 projects in the U.S. and
around the world since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.

In the Twin Cities, projects include 500 Comcast Cares Day volunteers
sorting clothes and merchandise for Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores
and Donation Centers at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Another
100-plus workers will help beautify the grounds at the American Cancer
Society’s Hope Lodge at the University of Minnesota. Other metro area
project sites include Bridging, Inc., where volunteers will build
furniture and household items for in-need families, and on-going
restoration of the Woodland Outdoor Classroom at Como Regional Park in
St. Paul, to name a few.

“Comcast is honored to have our valued partners join us for Comcast
Cares Day to make a difference across the communities we serve,” said
Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities. “It’s truly
amazing what we can accomplish in a single day when thousands of
volunteers donate their time to help others. I’m inspired by the
community’s response to Comcast Cares Day over the years, and I would
especially like to thank our employees who help make this day a success.”

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 $18 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have
partnered with us on Comcast Cares Day.

Additionally, this year Comcast is folding in the broad support and
amplification of two other partnerships: Global
, who organize the annual music and advocacy-focused Global
Citizen Festival curated by Coldplay’s Chris Martin that has aired on
MSNBC, and Red
Nose Day
, a special television event with top musical and comedy
performances that debuted on NBC last year. These initiatives aim to end
extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate
change globally and in the United States. By amplifying our support of
these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is
providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our

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

Twin Cities Comcast Cares Day 2016 volunteers will be improving our
community by working on projects at the following sites:

  • American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Minneapolis
  • The ARC Greater Twin Cities, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Falcon
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, St. Paul
  • Bridging, Inc., Oakdale
  • Como Regional Park, St. Paul
  • Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
  • Loaves & Fishes, Peace Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids
  • Perspectives, Inc., St. Louis Park
  • Pillsbury United Communities – Brian Coyle Center, Minneapolis
  • The Salvation Army – West 7th Street, St. Paul
  • Solid Ground, White Bear Lake
  • St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, Minnetonka

In addition, Comcast employees will participate in a variety of
workplace activities during the week leading up to Comcast Cares Day,
such as blood drives and packing ‘health essentials kits’ for area
low-income individuals and families.

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. 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
for more information.

About the Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999
to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The
Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive,
sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three
community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting
community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception,
the Comcast Foundation has donated $176 million to organizations in the
communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the
Foundation and its programs is available at


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