During April and May, thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners came out to “make change happen” across Western New England for the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day. Dozens of initiatives included blood drives, spring-cleaning projects, an employee-organized electronic recycling event and other volunteer efforts with nonprofit organizations that culminated on Saturday, May 4th, with several large-scale projects in Connecticut, Vermont and western Massachusetts.
Following are a few highlights from some of those projects:
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At East Rock Magnet School in New Haven, CT, 250 volunteers worked on beautification projects that included planting flowers, mulching and cleaning up raised garden beds. Volunteers also organized the reading room and did painting and general cleanup projects.
At Jumoke Academy in Hartford, CT, 200 volunteers worked on beautification projects including painting, general clean up, mulching and starting raised garden beds.
At Harbor Elementary School in New London, CT, 100 volunteers planted flowers, trimmed weeds, mulched and cleaned up the raised garden beds.
At Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland, VT, volunteers spent the day prepping the center for planting season that included establishing flowerbeds, filling raised beds with soil, assembling planting tables, and other general spring cleaning projects.
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At the Humane Society of Chittenden County in South Burlington, VT, more than 50 volunteers spring-cleaned and beautified the facility’s grounds.
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At the Boys & Girls Club Family Center in Springfield, MA, 100 volunteers landscaped, painted, cleaned up the outside area, mulched the playground and did some general spring cleaning.