Comcast Partners with Twenty-Five Community Initiatives in Oregon/Southwest Washington on Comcast Cares Day

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On May 4, 2019, more than 2,000 local Comcast
employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make
change happen” as they volunteer to improve communities across Oregon/SW
Washington as part of the 18th annual Comcast
Cares Day

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is an illustration of the
spirit of volunteerism that our employees bring to life each and every
day. From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching
digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to stocking food banks, to
beautifying parks, Comcast employees volunteer during this celebration
and throughout the year to make a lasting impact. To date, more than 1
million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million
service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects.
This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers from
Comcast, NBCUniversal, and for the first time Sky, to participate in
projects across the country and around the world.

Our flagship project in Oregon/SW Washington this year will be at Lent
School in Southeast Portland. Serving a diverse student body, this aging
school will get a top-to-bottom clean-up and beautification, including
painting playground lines, landscaping the playground, renovating the
teacher’s lounge, repairing the aging basketball courts and much more.
About 400 volunteers will make this transformation happen with just a
few hours of collaborative effort.

“As we celebrate our 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are delighted to
partner with Portland Public Schools, and Hands On Greater Portland to
give back to our local community,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior
Vice-President of Comcast Oregon/SW Washington. “It is incredible to see
how we can drive meaningful change by bringing together our employees,
their friends and families, and our community partners, both on this day
and throughout the year. We are thankful for the participants and
volunteers who continue to work to make a positive difference.”

Many of the projects to be tackled this year in Oregon/SW Washington
will focus on helping those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will
refurbish Taylor’s House (a shelter for homeless teens in Salem), spruce
up the Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton, make
blankets for homeless teens, feed the clients of the Portland Rescue
Mission and sort food at the Oregon Food Bank.

“It’s so important that Comcast is using its signature volunteer event
to focus on individuals experiencing homelessness and the organizations
that support them,” said Multnomah County Commission Chair Deborah
Kafoury. “We know that when our community comes together around these
issues, we can make a real difference.’’

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to local
partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contribute their time
on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s partners continue
their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the
Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants
to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast
Cares Day.

For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal and Sky volunteer and
community impact initiatives, visit

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and
Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video,
high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under
the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It
also provides wireless and security and automation services to
residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global
and 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. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment
companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content
through its pay television services. It also provides communications
services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless
services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and
entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive
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