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 2016, more than 100,000 volunteers improved more than 900 parks, schools, beaches, senior centers and other vital community sites in 21 countries during the 15th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day. Since 2001, more than 800,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their friends, family members and our community partners have volunteered nearly 5 million service hours at more than 7,700 projects in communities across the United States and around the world.
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 4 million children.
The program is designed to provide gifts and essentials for millions of impoverished children and teenagers nationwide. Since 2004, The TODAY Toy Drive has distributed about $434 million in donations. The TODAY Toy Drive serves approximately 180 non-profit family charities in all 50 states across America and to U.S. military bases abroad, representing an impact on the lives of some 3 million children and their families in 2015 alone. In 2015, approximately $37.55 million in gifts were donated. 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 the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.