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 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.
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 13th 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
1523 Boston St., Aurora
The 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
4397 Crown Blvd., Denver
The 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)
Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver
Clayton 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,
Cleo 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
Colorado Bonfils Blood Drive (200 volunteers)
Inverness, QCII, Denver
Bonfils 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., Denver
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
Curtis Park Neighborhood Cleanup and Whittier Elementary in
Partnership with United Way (400 volunteers)
The 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
Denver Children’s Home (200 volunteers)
1501 Albion St.,
Denver 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,
Denver 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)
Office, 5800 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village
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.,
The 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
Easter 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.,
Aurora 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
Jewell 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., Denver
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)
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)
1070 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Colorado Springs
SOUTH- 2007 S.
Circle Dr., Colorado Springs
Discover 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)
Farragut Ave, Colorado Springs
The 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
Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver (50
1275 S. Teller St., Lakewood
At 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, Loveland
In 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)
W Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs
Spirit 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
Mercy 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.,
Mi 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)
Mount 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.,
Open 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)
A 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)
St. and Main St., Pueblo
The 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)
County Rd. 250, Silt
The 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.,
Senior 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,
Swan 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)
will meet at Cimino Downtown Park. Buses will transport volunteers to
different sites, Trinidad
The 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., Denver
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
Wyatt Academy (350 volunteers)
3620 Franklin St., Denver
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.
About Comcast Corporation
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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
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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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