As a company, giving back is in our DNA. Every day, we roll up our sleeves, reach out to our neighbors and work hard to make a difference in the communities we serve.
Comcast Cares Day
Comcast Cares Day brings together our employees, their families, friends and our community partners around the world to volunteer and make change happen in local communities.
Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of our company’s year-round commitment to service, and has grown to become the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. In 2017, more than 100,000 of our employees, their friends and families rolled up their sleeves and joined with our community partners to give back at more than 1,000 local projects across the U.S. and in 22 other countries. Since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, volunteers have contributed more than 5 million total service hours to improve local communities.
Our United Way partnership is a reflection of Comcast’s longtime commitment to helping communities in need.
When Ralph Roberts founded Comcast in 1963, the first organization to which he directed company support was United Way. Comcast was one of the first companies to conduct a company-wide United Way giving campaign simultaneously across the country. Since 2001, the campaign has provided more than $88 million in total support to United Way from Comcast NBCUniversal employees and the Comcast Foundation. Comcast NBCUniversal's effort is ranked annually among United Way's Top 50 Corporate Campaigns.
Today Toy Drive
The TODAY Toy Drive has made the holidays brighter for more than 3 million children.
The program is designed to provide gifts and essentials for millions of impoverished children and teenagers nationwide. In the 23 years since its launch, the TODAY Toy Drive has received a total of $450 million in donations from loyal and generous TODAY viewers. In 2016 alone, the TODAY Toy Drive raised approximately $17.25 million worth of in-kind donations, putting smiles on the faces of more than 3 million children through 180 family non-profits in all 50 states. Nearly 80 companies partnered with the Toy Drive this year, along with thousands of people in the crowd and viewers at home. Recipients include homeless shelters, children's group homes, schools, foster family services, domestic abuse shelters, Native American missions, military bases, hospitals, preschools, after-school programs, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.