THOUSANDS OF LOCAL COMCASTERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES TO PARTICPATE IN LARGEST CORPORATE DAY OF SERVICE IN NATION

Comcast announces nearly 70 local projects and encourages public to get involved on April 27

SCHAUMBURG, IL – April 12, 2013 – Comcast Cares Day, the company’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, will be held this year on Saturday, April 27. On that day, along with their counterparts around the nation, thousands of local Comcast and NBCUniversal employees and their families and friends will “make change happen” via participation in nearly 70 simultaneous community volunteer projects throughout central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.    

“Comcast Cares Day is an incredible effort and reflects Comcast’s unwavering commitment to the communities we serve,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s regional senior vice president. “On Comcast Cares Day, literally thousands of Comcast employees and their friends and families will participate in hundreds of volunteer projects in their communities, ranging from cleaning up parks, painting schools, and putting together care packages for military personnel overseas, to giving blood.” (A complete list of all local projects following this news release.)

Last year, more than 7,000 local Comcast and NBCUniversal employees and their friends and family members participated in more than 60 projects across the region. This year, the company expects the number of volunteers to increase locally, as well as nationally. In fact, Comcast anticipates that more than 70,000 volunteers will participate in more than 600 projects nationally – and with the introduction of multiple project sites in London by NBCUniversal, Comcast Cares Day will include international projects for the first time. Comcast also expects to achieve another important milestone this year – a total of 3 million volunteer hours and participation by a half million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. With more than 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region by visiting Comcast of Illinois, NW Indiana and SW Michigan. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois .

About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $123 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community .

Comcast Cares Day 2013 Projects

Org City Project Type
Buddy Foundation Arlington Heights Beautification
The Foundation for Aurora Township Aurora Beautification
Boys & Girls Club Bloomington-Normal Beautification
Bushnell Traveling Basketball Association Bushnell Beautification
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Carol Stream Beautification
Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Carpentersville Bike Park Build
16th Street Corridor Clean-Up Chicago Landscaping and Beautification
American Indian Center Chicago Beautification and organizing
Association House Chicago Beautification and organizing
Boys & Girls Clubs Morgan Park Chicago Beautification
Erie Neighborhood House Chicago Improvements
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago Chicago Improvements
Gads Hill Center Chicago Beautification
Greater Chicago Food Depository Chicago Food Bank
Korean American Resource & Cultural Center Chicago Beautification and Art
Plaza Tenochtitlan Beautification Chicago Landscaping and Beautification
Real Men Charities Chicago Landscaping
Resurrection Project Chicago Landscaping and Beautification
The Japanese American Service Committee Chicago Spring Cleaning
United Way of Metro Chicago Chicago Landscaping and Beautification
Boys & Girls Club of Danville Danville Beautification
American Red Cross Decatur Landscaping and Beautification
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Decatur Spring Cleaning and landscaping
Decatur Family Refuge Decatur Landscaping and Beautification
Life Span Des Plaines Life Span
Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care Elgin Landscaping and Beautification
The Salvation Army Elgin Corps Elgin Landscaping
Friends of the Forest Preserves at Busse Woods Elk Grove Village Landscaping and Beautification
Life Source Blood Center Elmhurst Blood Drive
LifeSource Elmhurst Blood Drive
Habitat For Humanity Galesburg Light Renovations
Gary Neighborhood Services Gary Landscaping and Beautification
Northern Illinois Blood Bank Geneva Blood Drive
Org City Project Type

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Geneva Organizing
Northern Illinois Food Bank Geneva Food Bank
Boys and Girls Club Goshen Landscaping and Beautification
Thornton Township Youth Committee Harvey Food Bank
Harvey Brooks Food and Restoration Project Joliet Landscaping and Beautification
Kankakee Area YMCA Kankakee Landscaping and Beautification
Northern Illinois Center for Autism Lake In The Hills Spring Cleaning
LifeSource Lake Zurich Blood Drive
Northern Illinois Food Bank Loves Park Organizing
Boys and Girls Club Machesney Park Landscaping and Beautification
Thornton Township Youth Committee Tinley Park - MLK Park Markham Landscaping and Beautification
Boys & Girls Club Maywood Beautification and painting inspirational quotes at Irving Elementary
Boys & Girls Club of West Cook Co
Washington Elementary School
Maywood Computer literacy
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood Non-sew blankets
Operation Support Our Troops McCook Care Package
Chicago Wilderness Trust Niles, IL Landscaping and Beautification
Niles Schools Education Foundation Niles, MI Cleaning and painting
Life Source Oak Brook Blood Drive
Northern Illinois Food Bank Park City Organizing
Tazewell Animal Protective Shelter Pekin Spring Cleaning
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Peoria - Grinnell Street Peoria Landscaping, organizing, cleaning and beautification
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Peoria - Kansas Street Peoria Help with fundraiser
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Peoria Grinnell Street Peoria Landscaping and Beautification
Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Quincy Landscaping and Beautification
Carpenter's Place-Veterans Home Project Rockford Landscaping and Beautification
Rockford Park District Foundation
Washington Community Center
Rockford Landscaping and Beautification
Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties Romeoville Landscaping and Beautification
LifeSource Romeoville Blood Drive
LifeSource Schaumburg Blood Drive
Orchard Village Schaumburg Making Gift Bags
Orchard Village Skokie Landscaping and Beautification
Memorial Hospital of South Bend South Bend Fleece Blankets
Thornton Township Youth Committee Program South Holland Spring Cleaning
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region Springfield Landscaping and Beautification
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Springfield Landscaping and Beautification
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Springfield Landscaping and Beautification
LifeSource Tinley Park Blood Drive
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Urbana Landscaping and organizing
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Co Waukegan Landscaping and gardening
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Co Waukegan Landscaping at High School
Nicasa Waukegan  Resume Workshop
Midwest SOARRING Foundation Westchester Landscaping and Beautification
LifeSource Woodridge Blood Drive

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Comcast Contacts:
Angelynne Amores, (847) 489-6296
as_amores@cable.comcast.com
Jack Segal, c: (773) 304-8243

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