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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

16 California Schools & Community Centers To Receive Volunteer Makeovers As Part Of 15th Annual "Comcast Cares Day"

16 California Schools & Community Centers To Receive Volunteer Makeovers As Part Of 15th Annual "Comcast Cares Day"

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 30, more than 5,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve schools and community centers by planting shrubs, repainting walls, building picnic tables and bookshelves, repairing fences, weeding flower beds, cleaning playgrounds, replacing bark and performing landscaping projects as part of the 15(th )annual Comcast Cares Day.

Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal's companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country. This year, volunteers will be beautifying various sites including painting a mural at the beloved Rotary Storyland & Playland in Fresno, picnic table repair at the 302-acre Discovery Park in Sacramento, and detailing a fleet of passenger vans at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers to participate in more than 800 projects across the country and around the globe. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 4 million service hours to improve nearly 7,000 projects in the U.S. and around the world since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.

"As we celebrate our 15(th) annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with Reading and Beyond, Self Help For the Elderly, ConXion, Organization of Chinese Americans and El Concilio to make a difference in our community," added Hank Fore, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast California. "It's truly amazing what's possible in a day, when 5,000 volunteers donate their time to make a difference in the lives of others. I'm inspired by the community's response to Comcast Cares Day 2016, and I thank the participants who help to make this effort a success."

For more than 7 years, Comcast employees in California will be joined by local affiliates from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Urban League and National Council of La Raza chapters as national partners of Comcast Cares Day.

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 $18 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have partnered with us on Comcast Cares Day.

Additionally, this Comcast Cares Day the Company is folding in the broad support and amplification of two other Company partnerships: Global Citizen, who organize the annual music and advocacy-focused Global Citizen Festival curated by Coldplay's Chris Martin that has aired on MSNBC for the past few years, and Red Nose Day, a special television event with top musical and comedy performances that debuted on NBC last year. These initiatives aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change globally and in the United States. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our communities.

Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit

2016 "Comcast Cares Day" Sites in California

Concord Wren Elementary School

Oakland Martin Luther King Shoreline

Vallejo Solano Middle School

Santa Rosa Comstock Middle School

Stockton Kingston Elementary School

Modesto St. Stanislaus Catholic School

Gridley Gridley High School

Sacramento Discovery Park

Santa Clara Hughes Elementary School

San Jose Frost Elementary School

Aptos Mar Vista Elementary School

Salinas Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County

San Francisco Drew Elementary School

Santa Maria Alvin Elementary School

Merced Gateway EduCare

Fresno Playland/Storyland
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 for more information.

About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities--expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $176 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at

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