100,000 Volunteers, and a World of Difference
We all know volunteering is a good thing to do. Helping others puts life in perspective, reminds you not to sweat the small stuff, and just generally makes you feel good.
Global Citizen saw this firsthand last year when we teamed up with Comcast NBCUniversal and Red Nose Day for their annual Comcast Cares Day, the largest corporate volunteer day in the United States. We joined hundreds of people in New York City to paint walls, build garden beds and shelves, and create banners for the auditorium of P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth, right alongside the students.
Now for some must-know numbers: 16: Years of transforming communities through Comcast Cares Day. 900: Community spaces, schools, parks, senior centers and more improved in 2016. 100,000: Volunteers who donated their time in 2016 to make change happen. 5,000,000: Service hours contributed by Comcast Cares Day volunteers since 2001. $20 million: Comcast Foundation grants provided since 2001 to Comcast Cares Day local nonprofits. And 2017 is shaping up to be just as stellar as past years, thanks in part to the commitment of our partnership to tell the stories of real volunteers making a lasting impact.