On Saturday, April 26, more than 1,900 local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve schools and nonprofits in Oregon and Southwest Washington as part of Comcast’s 13 th Comcast Cares Day. Community members are encouraged to sign up for projects at www.handsonportland.org in the Portland Metro area with Hands On Greater Portland and www.comcastinthecommunity.com.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Comcast is partnering with several community partners again this year to bring volunteers to more than 20 project sites throughout the region. Volunteers will clean shelves, paint, remove invasive species and do much more to make a lasting impact in communities from Longview, WA to Eugene, OR.
This year the company expects more than 80,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers to participate in over 700 projects across the country and around the globe. To date, more than half a million volunteers have contributed over 3 million volunteer hours since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
“We’re proud once again to partner with nonprofits such as Hands On Greater Portland to improve our communities during our 13 th Comcast Cares Day,” added Rodrigo Lopez, Comcast Oregon & SW Washington regional vice president. “The hard work of the 1,900 volunteers who will be donating their time to significantly impact the lives of others is inspiring, and I am thankful to all of our participants who will make Comcast Cares 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 $14 million in grants to partner organizations to match the efforts of our volunteers on Comcast Cares Day.