by Terry Rogers
On April 21 from 7:30 to 1 PM, Comcast employees along with local volunteers will be busy at Milford Little League Park. Preparing the park for the upcoming season, volunteers will paint dugouts and buildings, pick up trash and debris, help remove old signs while also refurbishing the centerfield bleachers, install a new flagpole, repair the batting cage and assemble new picnic tables. The event is part of Comcast Cares Day, a celebration of Comcast NBCUniversal’s year-round commitment to volunteerism.
“This is the nation’s largest single-day event,” Savannah Isner, Senior Public Relations Specialist with Comcast, said. “The organizations and projects selected each year are identified by our local Comcast employees. As members of the community, they have intimate knowledge of our local non-profits and where we can best allocate funds and volunteer hours to make the largest impact where it is most needed in the community. While there are many non-profit organizations effectively making a difference in our communities, we do our best to support as many as possible. Commitment to volunteerism is in our DNA.”
Comcast strives to actively support the communities they serve and where employees live and work, believing that support is essential to the company’s heritage. Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 and provides an opportunity for employees to drive how the company gives back. Employees have been involved in recommending projects from the very beginning and their involvement continues throughout making the change a reality. According to Isner, Comcast NBCUniversal employees drive Comcast Cares day from beginning to end.
“Comcast has completed several projects in Delaware through the years,” Isner said. “This includes general clean-up projects at Little League parks in Felton, Laurel and Seaford, beautification of numerous Boys and Girls Clubs as part of their My.Future partnership. We have also cleaned up and constructed buildings at Camp Lenape, a summer camp in Felton. In addition to Milford, volunteers will also be beautifying Laurel Little League Park.”
Comcast also believes in expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow’s leaders as ways to make a difference in local communities. Annual Comcast Foundation grants, community event sponsorships, United Way Employee Giving Campaign and corporate sponsorships with national organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of America are other ways that Comcast NBCUniversal helps to improve the communities they serve.
“We mobilize thousands of our employees, along with their families and friends, to work shoulder to shoulder with our local and national nonprofit partners and community leaders in our shared communities across the country and around the world,” Isner said. “It is not just Comcast employees who can help with our projects. We accept anyone who wishes to volunteer.”
In addition to providing manpower to beatify the Milford Little League park, Comcast will also provide a grant from the Comcast Foundation. For each volunteer, Comcast will also donate $15 per person to the Milford Little League the following spring. Families that want to volunteer to assist with the Milford Little League Comcast Cares project, or any other Comcast Cares Day project, can register before the event at www.comcastinthecommunity.com. They may also sign up the day of the event.
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