Bringing Care to the Bay Area Community: Comcast Cares Day 2019

The nation’s largest, single-day corporate volunteer effort by NBCUniversal and Comcast is set to take place Saturday across the nation.

On Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal engages around 100,000 volunteers at 1,000 community improvement projects around the world, including ones in the Bay Area.

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 employees, family and friends volunteered at Sylvandale Middle School and nearly 1,000 Northern California Comcast-NBCUniversal employees worked alongside Paradise High School students.

Over 200 Paradise High School seniors returned to campus today for the first time since the Camp Fire broke and were surprised with laptops as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day.

On Nov. 8, 2018, the lives of Paradise residents were changed forever when the Camp Fire destroyed most of the city, killing 86 people, destroying nearly 14,000 homes and numerous businesses and burning more than 150,000 acres. Thankfully, and perhaps miraculously, the structure of Paradise High School was mostly spared. Still, due to safety hazards and other concerns, classes were moved to a temporary location in Chico and plans remain underway for a full return to the Paradise campus in time for the new school year this Fall.

Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, and has since become one of our company’s best traditions. Fueled by our employees’ passion for giving back, Comcast Cares Day is now the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the nation. Comcast Cares Day has also gone global, with our NBCUniversal colleagues hosting projects in more than a dozen countries overseas.

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