Comcast’s commitment to our communities is highlighted each year during our annual “Comcast Cares Day,” the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event. In 2018, we celebrated our year-round commitment to service by contributing nearly 700,000 total service hours to our communities. In the Twin Cities, Comcast volunteers worked at 35 different sites, benefitting 30 individual community organizations. We also reached an exciting company-wide milestone with our one millionth volunteer since the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001.
Comcast Twin Cities Region volunteers worked on a wide array of projects on Saturday, April 21, including painting, clean-up and maintenance, sorting donations, and more. In the Kansas City area, more than 100 volunteers teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City in Independence to help renovate the complex by painting the gymnasium, hallways, and teen lounge, as well as gardening work.
“It’s humbling and inspiring to see how we can drive positive change when our employees, their family and friends, and our agency partners rally together to make a lasting difference in our communities,” said J.D. Keller, regional vice president, Comcast Twin Cities. “My heartfelt thanks to all the participants who helped make Comcast Cares Day such a tremendous success, and who volunteer throughout the year.”
“It was an honor working side-by-side with so many Comcast employees and their partners to improve our communities,” said Mayor Jo Emerson, city of White Bear Lake. “We appreciate Comcast’s commitment to making a difference in the Twin Cities.”
Greater Twin Cities United Way played a key role in helping Comcast coordinate its many volunteer project locations across the metro area, working with organizations like Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Pillsbury United Communities, The ARC Minnesota, Neighborhood House and many more.
“We are thrilled to have once again partnered with Comcast and its employee volunteers to help give back to the Twin Cities community on Comcast Cares Day and all year long,” said Sarah Caruso, president and CEO of Greater Twin Cities United Way. “The good work of Comcast’s dedicated employees help make a lasting impact for years to come.”
Check out the 2018 photos as well as a short video below highlighting Comcast Cares Day 2018 in the Twin Cities Region. Thanks to all for participating!