The 15th annual Comcast Cares Day drew hundreds of participants Saturday in the Bay Area.
Community members joined the NBC Bay Area team to give makeovers to San Francisco-based Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy and Frost Elementary School in San Jose. Groups were also spotted gardening at Guadalupe River Park.
Attendees included San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Assemblyman David Chiu, representatives of Self-Help Elderly, and volunteers of all ages.
"It's incredible," said Manny Villaplando, the principal at Frost Elementary School. "I know one of our visions when I first came to the school three years ago was: How can we get the community together, as well as make the school an amazing place."
More than 90,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees came together Saturday to give back to communities that we call home and help make a change in hundreds of local communities from coast to coast.
From building playgrounds to picnic tables, refurbishing school bleachers, or even bike racks, on Comcast Cares Day getting dirty has never looked more beautiful.
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.