CHICAGO, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Comcast Cares Day, one of the largest corporate volunteer initiatives in the nation. This year, on Comcast Cares Day's 13th anniversary, the company anticipates that about 7,000 regional employees from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan and their families, friends and community partners will participate in volunteer projects in locations ranging from Quincy, IL, to South Bend, IN; from Decatur to Rockford, IL; and all across the Chicago area.
"Comcast is proud to partner once again with our friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors and partner organizations to make change happen in the communities we serve," said Comcast's Greater Chicago Region senior vice president, John Crowley.
Comcast expects that more than 80,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers will participate today in more than 700 projects across the country and around the globe. Since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, more than a half million volunteers have contributed more than 3 million volunteer hours.
For more information about 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.
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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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