Red Nose Day and Global Citizen Join 15th Annual Comcast Cares Day to ‘Make Change Happen’

Partnership Expands Comcast NBCUniversal’s Year-Round Commitment
to Strengthening Communities in the U.S. and Globally

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–We are proud to announce that Comcast
Cares Day
, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer
effort and a culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s year-round commitment
to community service, is incorporating the broad support and
amplification of two other Company partnerships: Global
and Red
Nose Day
, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and
in the United States. Global Citizen and Red Nose Day use the universal
language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around
the world to make a difference. By amplifying our support of these
initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal, including NBC
and MSNBC, is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in
our communities.

This Saturday, April 30, volunteers will contribute their time and
energy to improve nearly 900 project sites around the world as part
of the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day. More than 100,000
employees, their family and friends, and local non-profit partners will
make change happen by giving back to their communities. Through Comcast
Cares Day, volunteers to date have contributed more than 4 million
service hours to improve 6,800 community projects. The Comcast
Foundation has contributed more than $18 million to participating local
non-profit organizations since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.

“This year marks the 15th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day. I
am very proud that Comcast Cares Day has grown to attract more than
100,000 volunteers around the globe,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman
and CEO, Comcast Corporation. “Each year, I look forward to working
alongside my Comcast NBCUniversal colleagues and their families and
friends, and I thank them for their time in helping to improve our
communities and neighborhoods.”

“Comcast Cares Day is a true celebration of our company’s commitment to
our communities, bringing together our employees, their families,
friends and community partners around the world to make change happen,”
said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity
Officer, Comcast Corporation. “This Comcast Cares Day, I am thrilled
that we are folding in companywide support and amplification of two
incredible company partnerships, Global Citizen and Red Nose Day. We are
always looking for ways to do more at Comcast NBCUniversal and these
initiatives will help to further drive positive change in our

During this year’s Comcast Cares Day, volunteers will serve at sites
across the country and worldwide with NBCUniversal managing projects in
18 additional countries and Puerto Rico, including Australia, Brazil,
China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Projects planned for this Saturday include revitalizing neglected
neighborhood parks, beautifying schools, stocking community food banks,
planting trees, refreshing playgrounds, installing computer labs at
community centers, and much more.

Comcast NBCUniversal will partner with many non-profit community
organizations and local chapters of the National
Council of La Raza
 and the National
Urban League
, who will be working side-by-side with Comcast Cares
Day volunteers on Saturday. Additionally, employees from Comcast
NBCUniversal will be partnering with Boys
& Girls Clubs of America
Brothers Big Sisters of America
, and Easter
, along with hundreds of other local community organizations.

Below is a sampling of the nearly 900 projects taking place as part of
Comcast Cares Day:

  • Chicago, Ill. (Marquette Park) – Approximately 300 volunteers,
    including those from PODER Learning Center, an NCLR affiliate, will
    help paint, clean-up and landscape this 300-acre park and its
    facilities that serve many low income families throughout the Chicago
    Lawn neighborhood.
  • New York, N.Y. (P.S./M.S. 149 Sojourner Truth Middle School)
    Approximately 300 volunteers, including local City Year New York corps
    members, will paint murals, clean out underutilized classrooms to
    create additional learning space, and assemble healthy eating kits.
  • Philadelphia, Pa. (Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club)
    Approximately 200 volunteers will clean, paint and make repairs inside
    the Club and remove litter and landscape the property surrounding the
    Club. Additionally, volunteers will work alongside Rebuilding Together
    Philadelphia and Scripps Networks Interactive to create a
    one-of-a-kind arts and crafts room.
  • Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries) – Approximately
    150 volunteers will create enhanced living spaces in both the
    teen and women’s shelters, including installing computer labs,
    constructing playground equipment, interior painting, and boxing and
    distributing food to the hungry.
  • Los Angeles, Calif. (Toluca Lake Elementary) – Approximately
    700 volunteers along with City Year Los Angeles will create an
    exciting learning environment for students by painting murals and
    blacktop games, and improving areas throughout the campus.
  • Houston, Texas (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Foundation of
    America Camp Hope)
    – Approximately 300 volunteers will
    landscape a portion of the Camp Hope Campus, update the playground,
    remodel an onsite family residence, and assist with the construction
    of rooms in a new multipurpose facility that offers a recovery program
    for veterans suffering from PTSD.
  • Bayamón, Puerto Rico (“Re-build” house with Habitat for Humanity)
    – Approximately 40 volunteers will help rebuild a house for families
    that are victims of domestic abuse by painting the exterior and
    interior of the house and planting a garden. Comcast is also donating
    the materials for the wiring and electrical of the interior of the

A few weeks after Comcast Cares Day, Red Nose Day will take place on May
26, aiming to raise awareness and money for children and young people
most in need, in the U.S. and around the world. The campaign brings
people together to have fun and make a difference through a combination
of grassroots and workplace fundraising, social media challenges and
retail cause marketing, and uses the signature Red Nose as a fun way to
raise awareness and funds for the cause. It all culminates with a
celebrity-packed two-hour primetime television special on NBC on May 26
at 9 p.m. ET., combining great entertainment and compelling content to
raise awareness and life-changing funds to help lift kids out of
poverty. Money raised in 2016 will support programs in all 50 states and
around the world that ensure kids in need are safe, healthy and
educated. Comcast will also create a unique Video On Demand collection
for Xfinity customers that will include segments from several
celebrities and additional content.

The momentum continues throughout the summer culminating in the 5th
annual Global Citizen Festival in September. MSNBC and Global Citizen
will focus on empowering everyday citizens to use their voices to combat
extreme poverty. Activating the public through a series of “actions”
tied to domestic and global policies and government commitments, the
campaign aggregates the voices of globally-minded people to influence
world leaders and decision-makers on issues of world poverty. On
September 24th, MSNBC will air the Global Citizen Festival where more
than 60,000 people who have earned their entry through taking action,
come together with world-class artists, thought leaders, and influencers
to champion the fight against poverty. Comcast will also create a unique
Video On Demand collection for Xfinity customers that will include
behind-the-scenes access to the Festival and exclusive content.

Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities we serve by volunteering,
providing access to innovative technology, giving financial support and
partnering with organizations to make communities stronger. Comcast
primarily invests in programs and nonprofits that address digital
literacy, youth leadership development and community service. Since
2001, Comcast’s overall giving has exceeded $4 billion in cash and
in-kind contributions to support nonprofit organizations and other
charitable partners across the country.

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 $176 million to organizations
in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information
about the Foundation and its programs is available at

About Comcast Corporation

(Nasdaq: CMCSA)
is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses,
Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s
largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential
customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to
businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable
networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television
production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and
Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit for
more information.

About Global Citizen

Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most
effective organizations working to end extreme poverty. Committed to
providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful
campaigns, Global Citizen aims to unlock the power of every individual
to play his or her part in the movement to end extreme poverty in the
next 15 years. Global Citizen believes that when an organized, critical
mass of individuals in society aspire to the values of Global Citizen,
and when they are equipped to take meaningful action, we can change the
policies and practices that contribute to keeping people in extreme

About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day ( is
a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief
Inc. (,
a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Red Nose Day has raised over $1
billion globally in the last 25 years, and in the UK has become a
cultural phenomenon where people across the country come together to
have fun, raise money and change lives. Red Nose Day launched in the
U.S. in 2015, dedicated to raising money to help children who are most
in need, both in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the
world. Last year it benefited children and young people in all 50 states
and in 15 countries internationally.

Red Nose Day returns this year on Thursday May 26, 2016. The day’s
events will culminate in a two-hour live primetime TV special on NBC at
9 p.m. ET, featuring the biggest stars across comedy, music, TV and
film. Funds raised go to the Red Nose Day Fund which distributes the
money through programs to keep children and young people safe, healthy
and educated. Comic Relief, Inc. in the US and Comic Relief UK are
independent sister organizations that are joined by their shared vision
of a just world, free from poverty and the mission to drive positive
change through the power of entertainment.


Comcast Corporation
Katie Lubenow, 215-286-5691