04/21/2017 9:08 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPECTRA STAFF AT BUDWEISER EVENTS CENTER VOLUNTEERS AT
THE FOOD BANK FOR LARIMER COUNTY AS PART OF COMCAST CARES DAY
Loveland, CO – April 21, 2017 – On Wednesday, April 19, fifteen local Spectra by Comcast Spectacor employees helped “make change happen” as they volunteered at the Food Bank for Larimer County in Fort Collins, CO, as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
The Food Bank for Larimer County is a private non-profit organization and the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated food in Larimer County. Each year, they provide food to nearly 36,000 people in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs. Through the volunteer day, Spectra’s team at Budweiser Events Center prepared over 400 commodity food bags to be distributed, as well as sorted and stocked produce in the fresh food pantry. The food that Spectra staff packed and sorted, will impact over 1,000 people.
“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with the Food Bank for Larimer County to give back in our community,” said Spectra’s Keller Taylor, General Manager at the Budweiser Events Center. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when fifteen 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, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”
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 $20 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and amplification of Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world to make a difference. 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.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
If you are interested in becoming a part of Comcast Cares Day as a volunteer, you may sign-up online at the volunteer portal at www.comcastinthecommunity.com. If you have any questions please contact Zack Orr at 970-619-4106 or Zack_Orr@comcastspectacor.com.
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 www.comcastcorporation.com 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 more than $195 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
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