Comcast Cares Day is an annual corporate volunteer day, with efforts throughout the US, solidifying their year-long commitment to making change happen. It brings together more than 100,000 Comcast employees, their friends, and family. In California alone, more than 5,000 Comcast employees gathered to do volunteer work at 16 schools and community-based organizations.
Comcast Cares Day is a BIG DEAL.
While I was taking photographs, a little boy placed himself in front of my camera and decided to stay there. This sweet boy truly represents what Comcast Cares Day is all about! So, I approached his parents to ask for permission to use his photo and get their story. First, I met his mom. She told me that dad, a Comcast employee, their other son and church members are annual attendees. Then, dad shared that each year a growing number of members from his church join the efforts throughout various sites.
Bringing it all together.
Everything comes alive on the annual Comcast Cares Day, the planning, coordinating, and funding are year-round efforts. Children are happy to be a part of Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day APA Mural
Comcast’s announcement of the “APA Heritage Youth Education Project” brought out the smiles! The educational project is created to inform students about Asian or Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The mural includes API images of impact and inspiration that celebrate the diverse API community. The completed mural is being formally unveiled today at the San Francisco Mayor’s API Heritage celebration before an audience of more than 600 people. It will be exhibited in at least five SF supervisorial districts throughout May.
Throughout the day special guests worked at Sutro Elementary School with community volunteers. CA State Senator, Scott Weiner attended. Also in attendance were Sandra Lee Fewer,. San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 1, and CA State assembly member, Phil Ting.
Additionally, Comcast’s Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, David L. Cohen flew in to participate. In fact, quite a few Comcast executives showed up to support Comcast Cares Day.
Of course, there were also many well-known local volunteers in attendance, too. Wild 94.9 was there. David Young Kim, award-winning muralist and community activist headed the mural efforts. Our local news station did an amazing piece. And, several education leaders attended, including Hydra Mendoza.
Comcast Cares Day is impressive! Aside from the inspiration of being in the company of so many volunteers, it was amazing to know that the same efforts were taking place across the US. I’ve had to opportunity to work with Comcast executive teams, but never with the people in day-to-day operations, field employees, and all the behind-the-scenes teams. Comcast employees were excited to volunteer their time and many are annual attendees. I’ve been working with Comcast on a variety of projects for a while now. Comcast Cares Day is and will always be my favorite!
How do you inspire your children to get involved with community volunteer work? Please share in the comments!
By: Alicia Gonzalez