Comcast Foundation awards over $2,000 to HopeTree Family Services in recognition of Comcast Cares Day partnership
The Comcast Foundation has awarded a $2,261 grant to HopeTree Family Services as part of its Comcast Cares Day contributions. Comcast partnered with the Salem organization for the company’s 11th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 21, when more than 75,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, friends and family members joined together across the country to participate in one of the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts.
The grant is presented in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work, on behalf of each Comcast employee and family member who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. As part of Comcast Cares Day at HopeTree Family Services, more than 100 volunteers worked together to beautify the organization’s main campus. Projects included painting, landscaping and general cleanup.
“Comcast Cares Day is part of a year-round commitment to our local communities,” said Donna Rattley Washington, regional vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast. “Through this support from the Comcast Foundation, we are pleased to help our local partners as they continue to make such a profound impact on the lives of so many.”
“We are grateful to Comcast and its employees for pitching in on Comcast Cares Day to help us create a welcoming environment for the children and families we serve,” said Julia Durodoye, Development Coordinator of HopeTree Family Services. “This generous grant from the Comcast Foundation will help us further in our mission to offer valuable resources and support services to at-risk children and youth as well as to adults with intellectual disabilities in communities across Virginia.”
Comcast Cares Day volunteers have donated more than 2.5 million hours of service since the initiative first began in 2001. In addition, Comcast has contributed more than $11 million in Comcast Cares Day grants to partner organizations to help them continue in their missions to serve their local communities.
Since 1999, the Comcast Foundation has had a positive impact on lives in nearly 2,000 communities through approximately 3,000 organizations. For more information on Comcast’s volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
Submitted by Julia Fitz, Comcast Cable.