16 California Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts To Receive Volunteer Makeovers As Part Of 12th "Comcast Cares Day"

Comcast California to Mobilize 3,500 Employees, Family Members, Students and Parents in Nation's Largest Single-Day Corporate Volunteer Effort

Apr 17, 2013, 10:30 ET from Comcast Corporation

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 27, more than 3,500 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve 16 schools throughout California that have been affected by budget cuts as part of Comcast's 12th annual "Comcast Cares Day."  Comcast Cares Day is Comcast and NBCUniversal's signature day of service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. 

Throughout California, local elected officials will be on hand at the schools as Comcast employees will spend the day planting shrubs, repainting walls, building picnic tables and bookshelves, repairing fences, weeding flower beds, power-washing playgrounds, replacing bark and performing landscaping projects at the schools listed below.  Members of the community are invited to participate, but must register at: www.comcastinthecommunity.com.

This year the Company expects more than 70,000 Comcast volunteers to participate in over 600 projects across the country, and for the first time will expand internationally with NBCUniversal operating various project sites in London. Comcast also expects to achieve another important milestone of 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001. 

"We're so honored to partner with our local schools to work together to improve our community during our 12th Comcast Cares Day," said Hank Fore, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast California.  "The hard work of the thousands of 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 Comcast Cares Day a success."

The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of each employee and family member 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 Comcast has committed more than $12 million in grants to organizations nationwide. 

Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast's volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community

2013 "Comcast Cares Day" Sites in California


Clayton Valley Charter High School

Daly City

Bayshore Elementary School


Ruth Sheldon Elementary School


Kirk Elementary School


Woodrow Wilson Elementary School


Galen Clark Pre School


Curtner Elementary School


Wilson Elementary School


Bay View Academy


Berkeley Maynard Academy

Sacramento (Antelope)

Arthur Dudley Elementary School

San Jose

Adelante Dual Language Academy

Santa Maria

Pacific Christian School

Santa Rosa

Lawrence Cooke Middle School

Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley High School


Parklane Elementary School

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About the Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. 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 more than $123 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.

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