Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 with 6,100 volunteers helping to improve about 100 community sites. Last year, a record-breaking 100,000-plus volunteers – including employees, along with their families and friends and our nonprofit partners – turned out to beautify neighborhoods, spruce up schools, plant trees, stock food banks, and much more, throughout 39 states and the District of Columbia, and in 21 other countries. Comcast Cares Day, which is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event, is one of our proudest company traditions.
On Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Comcast employees will join Salvation Army volunteers at 316 Douglas Ave, Elgin IL to clean, paint and beautify The Salvation Army building and the Molly D. Burns Memorial Park. Comcast provides a free t-shirt to every volunteer and for every Salvation Army volunteer solicited Comcast donates a cash gift back to the organization. Last year, over 100 Salvation Army volunteers were recruited and Comcast donated $2,000 to The Salvation Army to be used for programs and services to those in need in the Elgin community.
How to Get Involved
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers, particularly adult groups and supervised children, to support the Comcast Cares Day event, including an experienced painting supervisor for an inside painting project. Solicitation of items for the beatification project is needed prior to the day of the event. These items include:
- Flowers – sun and shade area annuals and perennials
- Outdoor park bench
- Heavy duty garbage cans with lids
- Swing seat on swing set
- Lawn mower
- Preen; a garden weed preventer
For more information about the event or to register as a Salvation Army volunteer, please contact Hannah Reynolds at 847-741-2304 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about The Salvation Army Elgin Corps, please click here.
Online donations are welcome, or mailed to The Salvation Army, 316 Douglas Ave, Elgin IL 60120.