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Comcast Volunteers Work To "Make Change Happen," Beautifying Twenty Sites Across Massachusetts Today On 13th Comcast Cares Day

BOSTON, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today more than 3,500 local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will work to "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve twenty sites across the Commonwealth as part of Comcast's 13th 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.  Today Massachusetts volunteers will roll their sleeves up in communities such as Attleboro, Boston, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Mashpee and Springfield.

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 Boys & Girls Clubs and other nonprofit organizations to improve our community during our 13th Comcast Cares Day," said Steve Hackley, Comcast Senior Vice President of the Greater Boston Region, which includes Massachusetts.  "The hard work of the 3,500 Massachusetts 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 today a success."

Added Bob Scannell, CEO and President of Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, "We are deeply grateful to Comcast for including Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester in Comcast Cares Day.  The work from Comcast volunteers is a gift that will be enjoyed by the Club community for years to come, and it's a great example of how we can deepen our impact thanks to support from corporate partners like Comcast."

The Comcast Cares Day 2014 Massachusetts community partners and projects include the following:

  • Attleboro – Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuaries – 1417 Park Street
    Site activities: Landscaping, spring clean-up and trail work
  • Beverly – Harborlight Community Partners – 283 Elliot Street
    Site activities: Building a deck
  • BostonDorchester Boys & Girls Club – 1135 Dorchester Avenue
    Site activities: Landscaping and spring clean-up
  • BostonWomen's Lunch Place – 67 Newbury Street
    Site activities: Volunteers served lunch during a variety of shifts throughout the week
  • Bridgewater The Bridge Center – 131 Summer Street
    Site activities: Painting an outdoor track
  • Cambridge – Special Olympics 5k Spring Classic – 350 Massachusetts Avenue
    Site activities: Organizing and timing events as well as preparing athletes
  • Dartmouth – Sharing the Harvest Community Farm – 276 Gulf Road
    Site activities: Farming and planting
  • Fitchburg – Upper Commons Park – 869 Main Street
    Site activities: Landscaping, spring clean-up and painting benches
  • FraminghamSage House – 7 Bishop Street
    Site activities: Landscaping and spring clean-up
  • Haverhill – Veterans Northeast Outreach Center – 10 Reed Street
    Site activities: Landscaping, cleaning, painting and planting
  • Lowell – Lowell Transitional Living Center – 205 Middlesex Street
    Site activities: Building storage shelves in the basement
  • Lowell – Lowell Humane Society – 951 Broadway Street
    Site activities: Landscaping and painting
  • MarlboroSpecial Olympics National Games
    Site activities: Organizing and timing events as well as preparing athletes
  • MashpeeBoys & Girls Club of Cape Cod – 31 Hicks Way
    Site activities: Cleaning and sprucing up
  • MilfordSpecial Olympics, Milford High School – 31 W Fountain Street
    Site activities: Organizing and timing events as well as preparing athletes
  • NorthamptonThe Cutchins Programs for Children and Families – 78 Pomeroy Terrace
    Site activities: spring cleaning, installing new carpet and planting in the community garden with the children.
  • SomervilleGroundwork Somerville
    Site activities: Landscaping
  • SpringfieldMilton Bradley Elementary School – 22 Mulberry Street
    Site activities: Landscaping and spring cleaning inside and out
  • StonehamBoys & Girls Club of Stoneham – 15 Dale Court
    Site activities: Cleaning and sprucing up
  • TewksburyStrongwater Farm – 500 Livingston Street
    Site activities: Building a sensory challenge course

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.

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, entertainment and sports 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 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.

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