ATLANTA, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 22, nearly 50 Boys & Girls Clubs around the country will benefit from hours of painting, landscaping, cleaning, mentoring and other transformational efforts provided by thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers during the company's 16th Comcast Cares Day. The annual day of service includes the company's employees, their families, friends, and local community leaders gathering as part of its year-round commitment to service and the community.
Projects taking place this Saturday include:
Since the launch of Comcast Cares Day in 2001, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects and the Comcast Foundation has contributed more than $20 million to local non-profit organizations. This year, more than 100,000 employees, their family and friends will work alongside local community partners at approximately 1,000 projects sites across the U.S. and around the globe.
Comcast has supported local Boys & Girls Clubs for more than 15 years, providing more than $125 million in cash and in-kind contributions. Additionally, Comcast NBCUniversal is the Presenting Sponsor of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's My.Future program, a cutting-edge technology curriculum that helps youth embrace technology in the growing digital world – and ensures they excel in it. My.Future is designed to open the eyes of children to what's possible for them to achieve through technology – from recording and editing their own music and videos, to learning robotics, coding and game design skills that can put them on the path to successful 21st century careers.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually 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, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize 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 http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
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 $200 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.
About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal 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. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of America
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