Nearly 5,000 Comcast employees, families and friends, and the community spent Saturday morning cleaning parks and trails, adding a fresh coat of paint to school walls and classrooms, planting community gardens, building basketball courts, sprucing up homeless shelters, and so much more as part of Comcast’s annual day of service—Comcast Cares Day.
We partnered with community partners across Utah on more than 24 service projects including at East High School in Salt Lake City. Our volunteer’s work included mentoring local students in STEM and upgrading organizations into environmentally sustainable spaces that serve our communities. These projects are part of many events around the world celebrating Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to giving back each and every day of the year.
“Community-based projects like these are great examples of how Utahans partner together,” said Bryan Thomas, Comcast Vice President of Technical Operations. “When businesses, nonprofit groups and citizens work side-by-side to support our community, it makes our great state an even better place to live.”
Our Utah volunteers joined more than 100,000 of our Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their families and friends, and local partners who are making a positive impact this year in 23 countries around the world, doing everything from assembling care packages for U.S. service members to tree planting in areas struck by natural disasters to teaching digital literacy.
Click through the slides to see photos from all of the projects!
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Comcast Cares Day is special for all of us—here’s a peek at what our Utah community has to say about their experience:
Your selfless service and amazing generosity has made a dream come true. We now have our Outdoor Learning Laboratory! It was a day of hard work that we could never have done on our own without the wonderful volunteers.” – Dr. Ben Johnson, Executive Director, Treeside Charter School, Provo, Utah
“Our students are loving the changes! There are a lot of smiles on student’s faces as they talk about how nice things look.” – M. Christin Perovich M. Ed., Crestview Elementary, Layton, Utah
“We are very grateful for our partnership and hope to be a part of the festivities again next year!” – Alexa Black, The Road Home, Midvale, Utah
“Our grounds look amazing and our team at CAPSA is overwhelmed with the support Comcast has shown us and our survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Thank you all for all the hard work!” – Megan, CAPSA, Logan, Utah
“Sincere thanks to you all for your incredible commitment to making change happen in our communities! A huge shout out to Comcast project leads for rallying such an amazing team. #comcastrockstars — Neighborhood House never looked so good!” Kabi Catalano, Neighborhood House, Development Director – Salt Lake City, Utah
“Thank you so much to Comcast and all the volunteers! We appreciate everything done here at the animal shelter. The halls are so bright, the flowers are gorgeous, and the barn looks awesome!” – Callista Pearson, Marketing & Development Manager, Salt Lake County Animal Services, Salt Lake City, Utah
“Thank you for everything! We had a great time and our City is shining. Thank you again for the support Comcast gives to Ogden and its residents!” – Stacey Olsen, Volunteer and Community Coordinator, Ogden City, Utah
“Thank you all for all your hard work! We had such a great turnout! Our students, today, were telling me about everything they did in their classrooms and around our campus on Saturday and how fun it all was. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!” – Emily Strack, Parent, Ignite Entrepreneurial Academy, Lehi, Utah