Comcast Foundation Awards Grants to Connecticut Organizations

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Local Non-profits Receive More Than $20,000 for Participating in Comcast Cares Day

BERLIN, CT -- The Comcast Foundation announced, today, that they have awarded over $20,000 in grants to 15 Connecticut organizations in support of their volunteer efforts during Comcast Cares Day, which took place earlier this year. 

Throughout the state over 1,200 volunteers from organizations such as Danbury Animal Welfare Society, The ARC New London County, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, United Way of Greater New Haven, and Village for Families & Children landscaped, painted, conducted general spring clean-up and other work at 19 project sites throughout the state.  The work effort was part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, which took place in April during National Volunteer Month and is Comcast NBCUniversal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort.

“During Comcast Cares Day we were delighted to partner with these incredible organizations to give back,” said Michael Parker, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Connecticut. “It’s really inspiring how we can drive positive change when our employees, their family and friends, and our community partners rally together to make a lasting difference in our communities. I am very thankful for the participants who helped to make this effort a success.”

"Comcast Cares Day is a testament to the power of volunteering,” said Paula S. Gilberto, president and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. "United Way was proud to partner with Comcast to 'make change happen'. Together, we're Finding the Best Way to bring people together to help our communities."  

“We were delighted and humbled that Comcast, and their wonderful team of volunteers, chose the Danbury Animal Welfare Society for their Comcast Cares Day service,” added Bill Jasper, President of the Board of Directors for the Society.  “As one of the regions oldest and largest dog and cat adoption facilities, our building gets a LOT of use.  Last year alone, we adopted over 800 dogs and cats!  Our goal is to optimize the dollars we raise through fundraising and adoption fees to support the animals and find them forever-homes. Therefore, our building and grounds needed some TLC and it meant the world to us that Comcast helped us make repairs so that we can concentrate on saving even more wonderful, adoptable dogs and cats. Thank you, Comcast!”

The organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants for their participation in Comcast Cares Day include:

  • American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter
  • ARC New London County
  • Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut Inc.
  • Chrysalis Center Inc.
  • Clinton Avenue Elementary School
  • Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
  • Hartford Bags of Love
  • Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
  • KNOX Hartford
  • My Sisters Place Inc
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain Inc.
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
  • United Way of Greater New Haven
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford
  • Village for Families & Children

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 more than $200 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves.

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 content rights.

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Contact:

Jessica Forrest
Government & Public Relations Specialist
Comcast Corporation
860-505-2049
Jessica_forrest@cable.comcast.com

Websites: www.comcast.com/community; www.comcastcorporation.com

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