On Saturday, April 26, more than 6,800 local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve 34 Colorado nonprofits as part of Comcast’s 13 th Comcast Cares Day.
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.
This year, Comcast 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 three million volunteer hours since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
“We’re proud to partner with 34 Colorado nonprofits in an effort to improve our community during our 13 th Comcast Cares Day,” said Rich Jennings, Comcast Vice President for the Mile High Region. “The hard work of more than 6,800 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 the 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. Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast’s volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community. Colorado Comcast Cares Day projects include: Boettcher Branch Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver (65 volunteers) 1523 Boston St., AuroraThe Boettcher Club has an education center, cultural arts center, wood shop, technology lab, weight training room, kitchen, gym, social recreation area, and a teen game room. Volunteers will paint the student game room, organize the library books and landscape around the building. Broncos Branch Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver (120 volunteers) 4397 Crown Blvd., DenverThe Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver inspires and enables young people to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Volunteers will help execute the Race Against Violence 5k and Health Fair. Clayton Early Learning Center (200 volunteers) 3801 Martin Luther King Blvd., DenverClayton Early Learning is Colorado's leading catalyst in providing and collaborating with others to improve early care and education to ensure optimal development during the critical prenatal-to-5 period for all children, especially those of limited opportunity. Volunteers will work on 11 projects across the 20-acre Clayton campus, such as installing and fertilizing flower beds and sod and prepping dirt for a children’s bike track. Cleo Parker Robinson (80 volunteers) 119 Park Ave. West, DenverCleo Parker Robinson Dance is a cultural arts institution where a varied population gathers to study, share, grow, celebrate and appreciate a modern, cross-cultural approach to community and personal development. Volunteers will participate in painting and landscaping. Colorado Bonfils Blood Drive (200 volunteers) Iliff, 183 Inverness, QCII, DenverBonfils Blood Center is dedicated to caring for the community and that involves more than just providing blood products for a patient requiring a transfusion. Volunteers will be donating blood that can save and enhance the lives of up to three people. Concerts for Kids (1,000 volunteers) 1616 17th St., DenverConcerts For Kids began with the vision of enriching the lives of children by raising much-needed funds for local children's health and education through entertainment. Volunteers will participate at various nonprofits throughout Denver. Curtis Park Neighborhood Cleanup and Whittier Elementary in Partnership with United Way (400 volunteers) 2480 Downing St, DenverThe Mile High United Way is a catalyst for social change. Volunteers will assist with a major cleanup and beautification project that will enhance and revitalize one of Denver’s most diverse neighborhoods. Denver Children’s Home (200 volunteers) 1501 Albion St., DenverDenver Children's Home has a long standing history of working with Colorado's most vulnerable children and families: those that struggle with the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect, exposure to violence and suffer from chronic mental health problems. Volunteers will be painting, landscaping, cooking and more. Denver Health (200 volunteers) 655 Broadway, Suite 750, DenverDenver Health’s mission is to provide access to the highest quality of health care regardless of ability to pay and to provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. Volunteers will be gardening and painting in the Cancer Center garden. Denver Health Baby Blanket Project (200 volunteers) Comcast Office, 5800 S. Quebec St., Greenwood VillageVolunteers will participate in making fleece blankets for the Denver Health Newborns in Need program prior to Comcast Cares Day in lieu of attending the function on that date. Denver Indian Center (150 volunteers) 4407 Morrison Rd., DenverThe Denver Indian Center, Inc. serves a diverse group of tribes, the majority of which represent the Southwest and the Northern and Southern Plains. Volunteers will install an irrigation system and design and build a chicken coop and hoop house. Easter Seals Colorado (140 volunteers)5755 West Alameda Ave., LakewoodEaster Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Volunteers will help in a variety of indoor and outdoor beautification activities. Gateway High School (650 volunteers) 1300 S. Sable Blvd., AuroraAurora Public Schools Education Foundation funds educational initiatives in the APS Community. Volunteers will spruce up teacher lounges and workrooms, organize classrooms and storage closets and paint facilities. Jewell Elementary School (650 volunteers) 14601 E. Jewell Ave., AuroraJewell Elementary School is also located in the APS Community. At this location, volunteers will be able to help create a beautiful area for Jewell Elementary students to learn, play and grow. Girls Inc. Denver (150 volunteers) 1499 Julian St., DenverGirls, Inc. inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold through a network of local organizations. Volunteers will clean, paint, organize supplies and books, fill backpacks and first aid kits and spruce up the outdoor areas. Greenway Foundation Riversweep (500 volunteers) 610 South Jason St.The Mission of the Greenway Foundation is to advance the South Platte River and the surrounding tributaries as a unique environmental, recreational, cultural, scientific and historical amenity. Volunteers will beautify the South Platte River and Parks with general cleanup and landscaping. Goodwill Colorado Springs Project (150 volunteers) NORTH- 1070 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Colorado Springs SOUTH- 2007 S. Circle Dr., Colorado SpringsDiscover Goodwill is dedicated to helping people reach their highest level of personal and economic independence. Volunteers will sort donations and restock shelves in a Goodwill retail store. Griffith Centers for Children (100 volunteers) 17 Farragut Ave, Colorado SpringsThe Griffith Centers for Children specializes in providing a continuum of therapeutic treatment and academic services for boys and girls, and families by providing community programs. Volunteers will beautify the area both indoors and outdoors. Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver (50 volunteers) 1275 S. Teller St., LakewoodAt the Boys & Girls Clubs Jefferson County Club, more than 200 students participate in activities that promote academic success, help youth develop character and leadership skills, and lead healthy lifestyles. Volunteers will help with general gardening surrounding O’Connell Middle School. Loveland Flood Relief (150 volunteers) East parking lot of Centennial Park, LovelandIn September 2013, the City of Loveland experienced a substantial flooding event. Volunteers will be working on a trail south of the new fishing park that was set to open after the devastating flood occurred. To build the trail, volunteers will rip off the top layer of the ground and rake off old vegetation, and perform general landscaping to beautify the area. Monument Valley park- Spirit of the Springs (300 volunteers) 170 W Cache La Poudre St., Colorado SpringsSpirit of the Springs brings together individuals and families to encourage citizen involvement with the city of Colorado Springs. At this park beatification project, volunteer activities will include clean-up, playground landscaping and trail work. Mercy Housing (50 volunteers) 5520 E. 60th Ave., Commerce CityMercy Housing Colorado provides safe, affordable housing to more than 1,854 low- to moderate-income families, seniors and people with special needs. Volunteers will provide outdoor and indoor maintenance to help beautify the area where a vast amount of low- to moderate-income families, seniors and people with special needs live. Mi Casa Resource Center (80 volunteers) 360 Acoma St., DenverMi Casa is committed to advancing economic success and helping Latino and low-income families trade poverty for lasting economic stability. Volunteers will help with beautification activities to create a clean and comfortable environment for families. Mount Saint Vincent Home (50 volunteers) 4159 Lowell Blvd., DenverMount Saint Vincent has transformed the lives of thousands of abused, neglected and traumatized children by providing a safe haven, individualized treatment and education for the youth and their families. Volunteers will help with a variety of projects including indoor and outdoor painting and gardening. Open World Learning (100 volunteers) 3955 Steele St., DenverOpen World Learning (OWL) supports children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning. Volunteers will participate in the OWL Tech Fair, which features dozens of projects created by middle school and elementary students including two live competitions, a soccer tournament and other outdoor activities. Precious Child in Broomfield (40 volunteers) 557 Burbank St., BroomfieldA Precious Child is devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantages and displaced children and families in Colorado by improving their quality of life. Volunteers will help with cleaning, landscaping and sorting donations. Pueblo City Partnership (100 volunteers) 1 st St. and Main St., PuebloThe City of Pueblo is known as "America's Home of Heroes," as was proclaimed by the United States Congress in 1993. Volunteers will “Paint the Town” to revitalize downtown Pueblo. They will also create a “pop up park” an area where kids and families can enjoy the surroundings. R.I.D.E. Colorado West Mountains Project (70 volunteers) 2804 County Rd. 250, SiltThe Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians provides horseback riding therapy to developmentally and physically disabled children and adults. Projects will include painting, planting flowers and maintenance. Seniors’ Resource Center (55 volunteers) 3227 Chase St., DenverSenior Resource Group is a community partner providing person-focused, coordinated services to enhance independence, dignity and quality of life. To beautify the senior citizen’s homes in the area, volunteers will participate in general cleanup of the facility. Swan Center Outreach (60 volunteers) PO Box 25749, SilverthorneSwan Center Outreach is a non-profit facility attracting people of all ages, walks of life, races and creeds, who are in agreement with the premise to love and serve others. Volunteers will help prepare Swan Center’s farm for the influx of people during summer by mending fences and cleaning out drainage. Trinidad Community Foundation Project (90 volunteers) Volunteers will meet at Cimino Downtown Park. Buses will transport volunteers to different sites, TrinidadThe Trinidad Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance and develop the quality of life in Trinidad and Las Animas County by building a culture of giving, and by providing grants in the areas of education, health and wellness, recreation, historic preservation and communication. Volunteers will clean up the river that runs through the city. Warren Village (60 volunteers) 1323 Gilpin St., DenverWarren Village’s comprehensive program helps low-income single parent families achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency – and sustain it. Volunteers will participate in a variety of cleaning, beautification and gardening projects. Wyatt Academy (350 volunteers) 3620 Franklin St., DenverWyatt Academy’s core values are represented by the acronym REACH - Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship and Hard work. Volunteers will participate in a variety of projects to beautify the interior and exterior of the Wyatt Academy. 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The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $140 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.