The Comcast Foundation has awarded $26,182 in grants to Baltimore area organizations as part of its Comcast Cares Day contributions.
Comcast partnered with the groups for the company's 11th annual Comcast Cares Day on 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 grants are 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.
The Baltimore area organizations receiving Comcast Cares Day grants this year include the Parks & People Foundation, which was awarded $2,394 to support its mission to develop greener, cleaner parks around the City of Baltimore. As part of Comcast Cares Day, more than 200 volunteers pitched in Parks & People to plant, reinforce and mulch trees, and clean up around the grounds of Gwynn Falls Elementary School and in the neighboring Hanlon Park. Comcast also awarded $2,869 in grants to additional local organizations that lent their support to this project, including Zeta Sigma Foundation, Baltimore Delta Alumnae Foundation, Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore, and Delta Lamda Foundation.
Baltimore area organizations were also presented grants for their partnership on Comcast Cares Day, including the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster for $1,805.
In 2012, volunteers contributed to more than a dozen projects across Maryland on Comcast Cares Day. Nationwide, 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 year-round.