Countdown To Comcast Cares Day: 100 Days


In 100 days, Comcast NBCUniversal will celebrate its 15th annual Comcast Cares Day, the culmination of the company’s year-round commitment to improving communities through service.

To begin the countdown, take a look back at five ways Comcast Cares Day volunteers made change happen last year:

#GIFtATree This Holiday Season

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With a few simple clicks, you can share holiday cheer and help the environment with Green is Universal’s #GIFtATree campaign. 

Go to before Dec. 31 to create and share an animated tree GIF, or use #GIFtATree on social media. For each of these actions, Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree, up to 25,000, in a state park or national forest.  

Joey Gase Receives Inaugural Comcast Community Champion Of The Year Award

The Comcast Community Champion Of The Year Award recognizes a NASCAR XFINITY series driver for their philanthropic efforts.
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PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series banquet on Monday, November 23, Comcast announced NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Joey Gase as the winner of the inaugural Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award. Comcast created the award to honor NASCAR team members for their outstanding charitable endeavors. In addition to being named Comcast Community Champion of the Year, Gase received a $60,000 donation in his name to Iowa Donor Network, the Iowa-native’s charity of choice.

Marking A Technology Milestone For Club Kids

By Kimberly Boyd, National Vice President of Program, Training and Youth Development Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

A year ago this month, we joined Comcast NBCUniversal on an extended journey to provide the latest technology tools and skills to the more than 4 million youth served each year by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Already, that journey is taking us to some amazing places.

In Chicago, Emmanuel discovered there is much more to technology than Facebook and selfies.

In Tucson, Josiah began writing his own short stories and created a digital portfolio to store his work.

Transforming Lives, One Pledge at a Time

By Tony Speller, Regional Vice President of Technical Operations and Engineering, Comcast

More than 20 years ago, I joined Comcast as a technician and cable installer. My career has taken me from coast to coast, with roles in Chicago, Seattle, Houston, New Hampshire, and now Philadelphia. But no matter what my title was or where I was working, one thing that remained constant was the passion of the colleagues I worked with when it came to supporting our communities.

Creating a Continuum of Connectivity in Baltimore

By Karima Zedan, Senior Director, Internet Essentials from Comcast

Students know better than anyone that the Internet is a crucial tool in today’s world, especially when it comes to doing homework. On Oct. 28, Comcast hosted an event at the Towanda Community Center in Baltimore to announce Maryland’s first Internet Essentials Learning Zone. The Learning Zone, designed to support students by bringing the Internet to community centers, computer labs, after school programs, and home creates a continuum of connectivity that can last all day long.

Putting Diverse Abilities to Work

By Tom Everill, President & CEO, Northwest Center

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and it is worth reflecting on the extraordinary untapped human capital represented by men and women with disabilities.

Why This Comcast VP Gives to United Way

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Growing up, Tony Speller’s family struggled to make ends meet. He and his siblings spent a lot of time at a local recreation center that helped keep them off the streets and out of trouble.

Today, Tony is vice president of technical operations and engineering for Comcast in the Philadelphia region. He gives back to United Way to support after-school programs so other kids can find their paths to success.

Partnering for Big Impact in the Lives of Youth

By Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania

Seven years ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania (BBBS SEPA) started a relationship with Comcast, not knowing the tremendous path it would take and the impact it would have on the lives of youth in Greater Philadelphia – and across the country. This transformative journey was so powerful it led us to recognize Comcast NBCUniversal with our Corporate Partner of the Century Award during our 100th anniversary celebration this week at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. We were thrilled to have Comcast Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Brian L.


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