Press release

Thousands of Comcast Employees to Volunteer at California Community Organizations During 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day

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On Saturday May 4, 2019, more than 5,000 Comcast
employees, their families, friends and community
partners will make change happen as they volunteer to improve California
schools, homeless shelters and community organizations as part of the 18th
annual Comcast
Cares Day
. This year, volunteers can sign up for more than 70
Comcast Cares Day projects taking place between April 1 and May 13,
giving Comcast employees the opportunity to volunteer at projects
throughout Northern California.

In addition, Comcast Cares Day volunteers will make more than 10,000 paracord
survival bracelets
and write letters of gratitude which will be sent
in care packages to members of the United States Military as part of an
initiative called “Operation
.” Each survival bracelet is hand woven by a volunteer
using cords that can hold 550 pounds. It can be deployed in five seconds
and reconstructed in one minute. Each bracelet will include a
personalized message of support for U.S. troops deployed overseas.

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is an illustration of the
spirit of volunteerism that Comcast employees bring to life each and
every day. From using technology to create positive change, such as
teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to stocking food
banks, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer
during this celebration and throughout the year to make a lasting
impact. To date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have
contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at
more than 10,000 projects. This year, the Company expects more than
100,000 volunteers from Comcast, NBCUniversal, and for the first time
Sky, to participate in projects across the country and around the world.

This year, volunteers will manage projects at numerous community
organizations in California, including:

  • Paradise
    Paradise High School: Hundreds of
    volunteers will revitalize the campus to prepare for the first
    graduation ceremony since the devastating Camp Fire and for the
    students to return for the next school year in the fall.
  • Fresno
    West Fresno Elementary School (WFES): WFES
    staff and students will join Comcast volunteers to complete multiple
    campus beautification projects such as planting trees and flowers,
    painting the black-top, minor repairs and more. WFES serves over 750
    students and staff on a daily basis. The goal of this project is to
    create a more welcoming environment for the entire WFES community.
  • Fremont
    Harvey Green Elementary School: At Green,
    400 students represent 30 nationalities and 16 languages. During
    Comcast Cares Day, volunteers will paint the kindergarten area, clean
    gardens, paint planters and create a mural in partnership with the
    Rotary Club.
  • Modesto
    Modesto Gospel Mission: The Modesto Gospel
    Mission provides nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety to
    thousands of poor and homeless men, women and children. More
    than 200 Comcast volunteers will work on a variety of projects ranging
    from building bookshelves and improving the basketball court to
    planting flowers, building gardens, cleaning, painting, repairing
    swing sets and refurbishing the play-area’s sandbox.
  • Oakland
    Ralph J. Bunche Academy: This hospitality,
    tourism and recreation institution will receive a makeover as hundreds
    of volunteers gather to revitalize the basketball courts, paint the
    facilities, pull weeds and plant gardens.
  • San Jose
    Sylvandale Middle School: Volunteers will
    assemble shelves for donating clothing and hygiene kits for homeless
    students, paint the playground and clean gardens and classrooms.
  • Santa Rosa
    Lattice Educational Services: At this
    school for children with developmental disabilities, volunteers will
    conduct a range of projects including painting a mural on an entry
    wall and replacing fluorescent light covers with decorative covers
    (since some students have light sensitivities). Volunteers will also
    help with landscaping, gardening, cleaning, painting and overall
    beautification projects.
  • San Francisco
    Buchanan Street Mall: Bordering the
    Rosa Parks Senior Center and the Ella Hutch Community Center, Buchanan
    Street Mall is a six-block landscaped greenway dotted with play
    structures and benches that provides an escape from city streets.
    Volunteers will paint basketball courts, clean, refurbish, landscape
    and paint a mural at the Rosa Parks Senior Center.

“As we celebrate the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are
delighted to partner with Operation Gratitude to bring the magic of
Comcast Cares Day from California to our troops,” said John Gauder,
Regional Vice President of Comcast California. “It is incredible to see
how we can drive meaningful change by bringing together our employees,
their friends and families, and our community partners on Comcast Cares
Day and throughout the year. We are thankful for the participants and
volunteers who continue to work to make a lasting, positive difference.”

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to local
partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contribute their time
on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s partners continue
their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the
Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants
to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast
Cares Day.

For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal and Sky volunteer and
community impact initiatives, visit

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and
Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video,
high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under
the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It
also provides wireless and security and automation services to
residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global
and 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. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment
companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content
through its pay television services. It also provides communications
services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless
services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and
entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive
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