50 Days Until Comcast Cares Day!

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We are very excited for Comcast Cares Day this year! On April 26, we’ll be at 11 different project sites across Utah, lending a hand at schools, community centers, parks and other locations. A record-breaking 7,000+ volunteers participated last year and we hope to match or exceed that number! 

Breakfast, lunch and t-shirts will be provided. Come join us!

Read about this year’s projects and then fill out the sign-up form and send it to tina_brown@cable.comcast.com.

City Project Description
Salt Lake City West High School: 241 North 300 West West High School is the oldest high school in Utah and was established in 1890.  Volunteer projects will include cleaning, landscape projects, painting and more.
Salt Lake City South Salt Lake: City-wide projects South Salt Lake is home to more than 23,000 residents. Volunteers will work together on various projects in the city, including tree planting, landscape, painting, cleaning, and more.
Holladay Bonneville Jr. High/ Spring Lane Elementary: 5330 S. 1660 E. This project is part of Granite School District. The two schools sit within walking distance of each other. Projects include landscaping and painting the elementary’s 4 atriums, landscaping, painting and cleaning at Bonneville Jr. High.
Riverton Riverton High School
12476 S Silverwolf Way
Riverton High School is the largest high school in the state, serving 1,978 students. Projects include cleaning, landscaping the fields, weeding, planting and more.
West Jordan Sunset Ridge Middle School: 8292 S. Skyline Arch Sunset Ridge Middle School holds 1400 students and continues to grow. Volunteer projects at this school include cleaning windows, bleachers, halls, filling in holes around school yard, landscaping and more.
West Jordan West Jordan City: City-wide projects West Jordan City has a population of 103,712, ranking as the fourth most populous city in the state. City-wide projects include landscaping, painting, rebuilding benches, planting trees, trash clean up and more.
Taylorsville Taylorsville High School/Plymouth Elementary/Hartvigsen: 5220 S. 1470 W. Taylorsville High, Plymouth Elementary and Hartvigsen are all schools within the Granite School District and all three share a parking a lot. Projects include: replace gravel on playground with rubber mulch, painting, replacing skirts on outdoor classrooms and more.
Salt Lake City The Road Home: 210 S. Rio Grande Street The Road Home provides a variety of services to help people overcome homelessness. Volunteer projects for the Road Home include cleaning and improving Palmer Court subsidized apartments.
 Provo High School Provo High School: 1125 N. University Ave. Provo High School is a secondary school located in Provo, Utah. The school was founded in 1912. Some of the volunteer projects include: improving the baseball and softball fields, weeding and mulching planter beds around campus, deep cleaning walls and more.
Roy Roy City: City-wide projects Roy City’s population is more than 37,604 people. Volunteer projects include laying sod, removing weeds, planting trees at Emma Russell Park and planting trees, painting, and weeding at Meadow Creek Pond.
Hyrum Hyrum City: City-wide projects Hyrum City is located in Cache County, Utah. The population of Hyrum is more than 7,758 people. Projects include: planting sod, raking dirt, planting trees, trimming trees and more.
Tucson Northwest YMCA
7770 North Shannon Rd.
The YMCA of Southern Arizona, as a cause-driven organization, strives to empower youth through physical activity and educational programs. Projects include deep cleaning, painting, and landscaping / beautifying.
Tucson Flowing Wells Jr. High: 4545 North La Cholla Blvd. Flowing Wells School District serves 6,000 students in a tight-knit community in northwest Tucson. Volunteer projects include re-striping outdoor courts, refurbishing the front office, and painting projects.

Click on the form below to enlarge!CCD form 2014

Comcast Cares Day: Thank you!

We want to say a major thank you to all of the community volunteers who came out last Saturday for our annual Comcast Cares Day in Utah! More than 6,400 Comcast employees, friends, family and community members helped to significantly revitalize The Road Home in Salt Lake City, seven public schools up and down the Wasatch Front, and parks and community centers in Hyrum, Taylorsville and Provo. We were part of the 70,000 volunteers across the globe who participated in the tradition.

Granite Park Junior High School in South Salt Lake City was one of the eleven sites in Utah where volunteers pitched in.  Principal Taran Chun put it perfectly:

“We want Granite Park to feel good to kids. Kids need to feel safe in school, but they also need to feel excited about their school. And so when we beautify the inside and the outside of the school, the have more pride (students have) in coming to school and therefore they’re more invested in their education.”

Check out the photos to see the change we made; the day was beautiful and a massive success.

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End Earth Week with a bang: Comcast Cares Day is this Saturday!

Utah’s ninth annual Comcast Cares Day in is in just a few days and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the end to Earth Week. Everyone is invited to come help beautify Utah with projects like clearing debris, planting flowers, and painting at schools, parks and community centers.

As we said in our last post, from at 8 a.m. to noon on April 27th, we’ll be hosting service projects at 11 different locations along the Wasatch Front and in the Cache Valley (see locations below). We’ll be providing volunteers with a free breakfast and  lunch – as well as free Digital Literacy Training for all school locations!

Tips and fun facts:

  • There are projects suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • If you have a conflicting schedule, stop by when your schedule allows.
  • Families and friends who wish to work together will have a greater chance to do so if they are in the registration line at the same time.
  • This is the first year that Comcast Cares Day will be going international! We’ll also be in England, France, Germany and New Zealand.
  • Comcast Cares Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event by a corporation.

How to register: Just pick a location below and show up on the day of to sign up!

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West High School: There will be multiple projects at West HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at West HS (241 N 300 West, Salt Lake City) to sign in on April 27.

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Cyprus High School: There will be multiple projects at Cyprus HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All   volunteers will meet at Cyprus HS (8623 West 3000 South, Magna) to sign in on April 27.

granite parkGranite Park Junior High: There will be multiple projects at Granite Park to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Granite Park (3031 South 200 East, South Salt Lake) to sign in on April 27.

lincoln elem smallLincoln Elementary School: There will be multiple projects at Lincoln to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Lincoln (1090 South Roberta Street, Salt Lake City) to sign in on April 27.

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Peruvian Park Elementary School: There will be multiple projects at Peruvian Park to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Peruvian Park (1545 East 8425 South, Sandy) to sign in on April 27.

west jordan smallWest Jordan High School: There will be multiple projects at West Jordan HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at West Jordan HS (8136 South 2700 West, West Jordan) to sign in on April 27.

the road home smallThe Road Home: There will be multiple projects at The Road Home to participate in, including landscaping, assembling hygiene kits, cleaning, and sorting donations. All volunteers will meet at Palmer Court, 999 S. Main St. to sign in on April 27.

Ben Lomond smallBen Lomond High School:  There will be multiple projects at Ben Lomond HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Ben Lomond HS (1080 9th Street, Ogden) to sign in on April 27.

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Hyrum City Projects: There will be multiple projects in Hyrum to participate in at the Hyrum Senior Center and city parks. All volunteers will meet at Lincoln Elementary’s gym at 90 South Center Street to sign in on April 27.

provo parks and rec smallProvo City Projects: There will be multiple projects in Provo to participate in at the Provo City Cemetery and the Kiwanis and Red Rock Parks. All volunteers will meet at Kiwanis Park, 820 N 1100 E to sign in on April 27.

taylorsville smallTaylorsville City Projects: There will be multiple projects in Taylorsville to participate in, including cleanup at city parks and the Jordan River Parkway Trail. All volunteers will meet at the UDOT north lot at 4501 W 2700 S to sign in on April 27.

For questions, email Sarah Loughlin at Sarah_Loughlin@cable.comcast.com .

BIG day in Utah on April 27 – will you be there?

In Utah on April 27th, over 5000 people across the state will be doing the same thing at once. Beginning at 8 a.m. and reaching to the noon hour, throngs of people will gather in 11 different locations around Utah to do one thing for four hours: volunteer.

ImageIt’s called Comcast Cares Day and for the past nine years in Utah, Comcast employees, their friends and families and the community have worked together to help local schools, community centers and parks through projects like painting schools, removing graffiti, planting flowers and  installing benches.  Plus, Comcast provides everyone free breakfast, lunch and T-shirt!

And it’s not just in Utah – Comcast Cares Day is held all across the country. Why does Comcast hold such a day? Because we believe it is important to give back to the community. When we help neighborhoods to sustain healthy places to live, work and play, we all win.

Don’t be left out! Below, check out the places you can join in on and then email us at Jessica_Klemm@cable.comcast.com to request a registration form and to find out more about what each location will be working on.

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West High School: There will be multiple projects at West HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at West HS (241 N 300 West, Salt Lake City) to sign in on April 27.


ImageCyprus High School: There will be multiple projects at Cyprus HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Cyprus HS (8623 West 3000 South, Magna) to sign in on April 27.

ImageGranite Park Junior High: There will be multiple projects at Granite Park to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Granite Park (3031 South 200 East, South Salt Lake) to sign in on April 27.

ImageLincoln Elementary School: There will be multiple projects at Lincoln to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Lincoln (1090 South Roberta Street, Salt Lake City) to sign in on April 27.

ImagePeruvian Park Elementary School: There will be multiple projects at Peruvian Park to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Peruvian Park (1545 East 8425 South, Sandy) to sign in on April 27.

ImageWest Jordan High School: There will be multiple projects at West Jordan HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at West Jordan HS (8136 South 2700 West, West Jordan) to sign in on April 27.

ImageThe Road Home: There will be multiple projects at The Road Home to participate in, including landscaping, assembling hygiene kits, cleaning, and sorting donations. All volunteers will meet at Palmer Court, 999 S. Main St. to sign in on April 27.

ImageBen Lomond High School:  There will be multiple projects at Ben Lomond HS to participate in, including painting, cleanup and landscaping. All volunteers will meet at Ben Lomond HS (1080 9th Street, Ogden) to sign in on April 27.

ImageHyrum City Projects: There will be multiple projects in Hyrum to participate in at the Hyrum Senior Center and city parks. All volunteers will meet at Lincoln Elementary’s gym at 90 South Center Street to sign in on April 27.

ImageProvo City Projects: There will be multiple projects in Provo to participate in at the Provo City Cemetery and the Kiwanis and Red Rock Parks. All volunteers will meet at Kiwanis Park, 820 N 1100 E to sign in on April 27.

ImageTaylorsville City Projects: There will be multiple projects in Taylorsville to participate in, including cleanup at city parks and the Jordan River Parkway Trail. All volunteers will meet at the UDOT north lot at 4501 W 2700 S to sign in on April 27.

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