Comcast Cares Day Partners with Local Nonprofits to Bring Together Thousands of Volunteers in Colora


Comcast Cares Day Partners with Local Nonprofits to Bring Together Thousands of Volunteers in Colorado

More than 38,000 service hours will be donated to Colorado nonprofits on Saturday, April 27;
Effort bringing together more than 70,000 volunteers nationwide

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This Saturday, April 27, more than 6,000 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will "make change happen" as they volunteer more than 38,000 hours of their time to benefit 27 Colorado nonprofits as part of Comcast's 12th Comcast Cares Day.

Comcast Cares Day is Comcast and NBCUniversal's signature day of service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. More than 70,000 Comcast volunteers nationwide will participate in this annual day of service.

One of the largest volunteer efforts will be restoration for the Waldo Canyon Fire, one of the most destructive Colorado fires in recent history. A joint effort with the Spirit of the Springs, Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has invited Comcast volunteers to join him in planting trees, seedlings and beautifying the Waldo Canyon area that was damaged by the devastating wildfires.

"Coloradans have always demonstrated their ability to work hard and to take care of one another—Comcast Cares Day brings these two attributes together," said Rich Jennings, Comcast Vice President for the Mile High Region. "By partnering with 27 outstanding Colorado nonprofits and working together to improve our community during our 12th Comcast Cares Day, we are honored to help make a big difference in the lives of others. I am thankful to all of our participants who are helping to make this a success."

This year, Comcast expects volunteers to participate in more than 600 projects across the country and for the first time will expand internationally with NBCUniversal operating various project sites in London. Comcast also expects to achieve another important milestone of 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.

The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of each employee and family member 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 Comcast has committed more than $12 million in grants to organizations nationwide. Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast's volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit

Colorado Comcast Cares Day projects include:

Aurora Public Schools (200 Volunteers)

Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Rd., Aurora

Aurora Public Schools teach every student the knowledge, skills and values necessary to enter college or careers and become contributing members of society. Volunteers will be cleaning the exterior of the building and painting the interior.

Boys and Girls Club Owen Branch (120 Volunteers)
3480 West Kentucky Ave., Denver
The J. Churchill Owen Branch serves Denver's Westwood neighborhood by providing children with the tools to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Volunteers will be installing a garden water irrigation system, providing general clean-up, maintaining the baseball field, planting trees and painting.

Boys and Girls Club Shopneck Branch (150 Volunteers)
1800 Longs Peak St., Brighton
The Robert M. Shopneck Branch provides kids in Brighton with a range of activities and programs. Volunteers will be landscaping, gardening and painting.

Concerts for Kids (1,000 Volunteers)
1616 17th St., Denver
Concerts for Kids enriches the lives of children by raising funds for children's health and education. Volunteers will be painting, landscaping, cleaning, roofing, carpeting and helping with general upkeep.

Denver Indian Center (150 Volunteers)
4407 Morrison Rd., Denver
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 assemble playground equipment, paint a mural, re-tile bathrooms, do some gardening and help with general upkeep.

Easter Seals Colorado (250 Volunteers)
5755 West Alameda Ave., Lakewood
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Volunteers will be assembling children's bicycles, repairing fences and performing general building maintenance.

Greenway Foundation Riversweep (700 Volunteers)
1416 Platte St., Denver
The Greenway Foundation works to advance the South Platte River and the surrounding area by creating hiking and biking trails, parks and natural areas and providing environmental education to children. Volunteers will work on general cleanup, painting and cleaning of the facilities.

Laredo Middle School Project (650 Volunteers)
5000 S. Laredo St., Aurora
Laredo focuses its academic program on meeting state standards while keeping tenets of middle school philosophy in place--smaller communities of learners, and a rich elective program. Volunteers will work on beautification projects, including painting, fixing fencing, building repairs and general cleanup along school grounds to include Smoky Hill High School and Indian Ridge Elementary School.

Mi Casa Resource Center (120 Volunteers)
360 Acoma St., Denver
A longtime partner of Comcast, Mi Casa advances economic success and helps Latino and low-income families trade poverty for lastingeconomic stability. Volunteers will assist in projects including cleaning, painting, refinishing the stage and repairing storage doors, assembling flower pots and hanging pictures.

Blood Drive Colorado Springs (100 Volunteers)
Comcast Office, 4920 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs
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. The Blood Drive took place Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 24 from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. inside the Bonfils Bloodmobile.

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (160 Volunteers)
2605 Preamble Pt., Colorado Springs
Care and Share serves diverse populations of the hungry across southern Colorado, including impoverished children, the working poor, low-income seniors, the sick, the disabled, the homeless, and others. Volunteers will be participating in the Food Bank Project.

City of Pueblo Project (125 Volunteers)
411 South Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo
The Pueblo Volunteer Center increases community involvement by recruiting volunteers, matching their skills and utilizing their talents to enhance Pueblo's nonprofit and public agencies.Volunteers will clean up Runyon Lake and the surrounding trail by removing graffiti in the area.

Eagle River Preserve Restoration and Clean Up (50 Volunteers)
Eagle River Preserve, West of Spur Rd., Edwards
The Vail Valley Foundation provides leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley. Volunteers will remove litter and other beautification projects.

QCII Blood Drive (25 Volunteers)
Comcast Office, 5800 S. Quebec St., Englewood
Bonfils Blood Center is dedicated to caring for the community and strives to constantly enhance its services to the donors that provide lifesaving gifts by improving the donation experience. Blood Drive will take place April 17 - April 30.

Loved Ones Against Meth (150 Volunteers)
1020 9th St., Greeley
The Loved Ones Against Meth (LAM) Ministry's mission is to rescue, educate, and restore addicts with their families. Volunteers will help with painting, maintenance and gardening.

Spirit of the Springs Park Clean Up/Waldo Fire Canyon Fire Restoration (500 Volunteers)
5151 Flying W. Flying Ranch Rd., Colorado Springs
Though smaller in acreage than the Hayman Fire of 2002, the Waldo Canyon Fire was the most destructive fire to the people of Colorado in recent history, killing two people, burning 346 homes and forcing the evacuation of more 32,000 people. One of Colorado Springs Mayor Bach's key objectives is to build community and encourage citizen involvement. The Mayor invites volunteers to join him in planting trees, seedlings and beautifying the Waldo Canyon area that was damaged by the devastating Colorado wildfires.

Swan Center Outreach (60 Volunteers)
Miller Gulch Rd., Silverthorne
Swan Center Outreach is a nonprofit 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 be helping build a small animal barn that will be used in a new educational garden project.

Trinidad Community Foundation Project (120 Volunteers)
Meet at Cimino Downtown Park, Trinidad. Busses will transport volunteers to various sites.
The Trinidad Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in Trinidad and Las Animas County by building a culture of giving, and by providing grants in education, health and wellness, recreation, historic preservation and communication. Volunteers will work on general beautification and litter removal around the Purgatoire River.

Audubon Society (190 Volunteers)
9308 S Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128
Audubon Society of Denver (ASDG) is an environmental conservation organization whose goal is to protect and preserve our natural heritage. Volunteers will be doing trail work, landscaping, planting, weeding and other beautification projects.

Clayton Early Learning Center (450 Volunteers)
3801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Clayton Early Learning provides and collaborates 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 plant an onsite community garden and participate in beautification projects that will help keep students safe from building hazards and provide a clean, productive learning environment.

Denver Health and Hospital Authority (400 Volunteers)
655 Broadway, Suite 750, Denver
Denver Health provides billions of dollars in care for the uninsured. Volunteers will be gardening in the Cancer Center garden and power washing the garage. They will also be making pediatric activity bags, blankets and Newborns in Need bags.

E-Waste Recycle Rally (50 Volunteers)
S. University Blvd. & Buchtel Blvd., Denver
Volunteers will help raise awareness about the importance of recycling, collecting e-waste electronics and properly recycling them.

Girls, Inc. Metro Denver (300 Volunteers)
1499 Julian St., Denver
Girls, Inc. inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold through a network of local organizations. Volunteers will be assisting in beautification projects at the metro Denver facility.

Lakewood Blood Drive (25 Volunteers)
13952 Denver W Pkwy #335, Lakewood
Bonfils Blood Center is dedicated to caring for the community and strives to constantly enhance its services to the donors that provide lifesaving gifts by improving the donation experience. Blood Drive will take place April 17 - April 30.

Spotlight West OMC Fairview Elementary (150 Volunteers)
2715 W. 11th Ave., Denver
Fairview Elementary School is a public school serving 305 students in grades PK-5. Volunteers will be working on general upkeep including, light painting, track and field revival, garden planting and mulching.

Variety of Colorado (80 Volunteers)
Eagleton Elementary, 880 Hooker St., Denver
Variety of Colorado provides life-saving and life-enriching assistance to children challenged by physical and mental disabilities, poverty, abuse and neglect. Volunteers will be registering students, assembling bikes, mentoring students (fitting helmets, helping with safety rodeo, teaching how to use a lock), and helping students learn how to ride a bike.

YMCA Downtown branch (150 Volunteers)
25 East 16th Ave., Unit B, Denver
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver is committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Volunteers will be participating in spring cleaning consisting of indoor and outdoor projects including painting floors and general maintenance.

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