Extreme Makeover: School Edition

Over 3,000 Comcast employees, along with family members, students, and parents will descend on 14 California schools impacted by recent budget cuts on Saturday. Volunteers will provide much needed “makeovers” to schools who have suffered from lack of funding by spending the day planting shrubs, repainting walls, building picnic tables, repairing fences, weeding flower beds, power washing buildings and equipment and landscaping.

Their efforts are part of National Comcast Cares Day, in which 55,000 employees across the nation step up to provide much needed services, making it the largest corporate volunteer effort in the country. Comcast Cares day also coincides with Global Youth Service day this year. 

Schools that will be “made over” this week include Washington Elementary in Alameda, Livermore Valley Charter School, Arboga Elementary in Marysville, Our Lady of Mercy in Merced, Modesto’s Garrison Elementary, Britton Middle School in Morgan Hill, Olinda Elementary in Richmond, Ethel I. Baker Elementary in Sacramento, Rancho Cielo School in Salinas, Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco, San Geronimo’s Lagunitas School, Toyon Elementary of San Jose, Fesler Junior High of Santa Maria, and Madrone Elementary in Santa Rosa. 

Curt Henninger, Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast California, said, “Comcast Cares Day is part of our ongoing commitment to education and to improving the quality of life in the neighborhoods where we live and work.”

Comcast Corporation is one of the largest entertainment and communications companies in the United States.  In addition to Comcast Cares national day of service, employees volunteer their time year-round to a variety of projects and organizations.

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