ATLANTA, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 50 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country will benefit from hours of landscaping, painting, mentoring, cleaning and other efforts provided by thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers during the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, being recognized this year on Saturday, May 4. The tradition is one of the largest corporate commitments to volunteerism and service in America, bringing together more than 100,000 employees, their friends and family members, and local leaders to "make change happen" in their communities.
"Comcast NBCUniversal's partnership has made an incredible impact on Boys & Girls Club kids and teens, and communities around the country," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Thanks to Comcast Cares Day, thousands of volunteers have supported improvement projects that ensure youth have safe, positive and engaging spaces to go afterschool where they can develop critical life skills and make lasting connections with caring mentors."
Some projects taking place this Comcast Cares Day include:
- Dover, Del. (Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club): Volunteers will join NASCAR Xfinity Series Drivers and the United Way to roll up their sleeves to help transform and beautify the outside of the Boys & Girls Club, build a KaBOOM! Playground and assist with clean-up projects.
- Colorado Springs, Colo. (Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region): Volunteers will come together to help repair, organize, paint, and beautify the Tutt Boys & Girls Club to help maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all club members and staff.
- Farmington Hills, Mich. (Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan): Volunteers will participate in a unique, skills-based opportunity to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's digital engagement team to create a plan for the Club to improve their digital and technology systems so they can continue to provide high-quality educational experiences to the kids they serve.
Comcast NBCUniversal has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for nearly 20 years, supporting digital literacy and providing youth with the skills they need to succeed in the digital economy. This includes initiatives like My.Future, which was launched in 2014 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal to provide access to a variety of digital programs and activities to help develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
Since the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects around the world, celebrating the company's year-round commitment to volunteerism and service. To date, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants to local nonprofits who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States' largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and 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. Sky is one of Europe's leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of America