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Comcast Brings its Generosity to Bridge Communities

April 30, 2012
Comcast Cares Day 2012 Benefiting Bridge Communities

Dignitaries from the Village of Glendale Heights thank Bridge Communities, TLN and Comcast

On April 21, over 40 volunteers turned out for Comcast Cares Day benefiting Bridge Communities.  The project for Bridge Communities was specifically requested by Total Living Network (TLN), a channel exclusively carried by XFinity by Comcast on basic channel 138.  As part of its annual Comcast Cares initiative, Comcast coordinated a day of spring clean-up for one of Bridge Communities’ apartment buildings in Glendale Heights.  The apartment building provides homes to seven homeless families in Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program, a comprehensive program designed to help families transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency, financial stability and permanent housing.  The building also has a Learning Resource Center, a place for Bridge kids to go for one-on-one tutoring, educational activities and social events.

Volunteers came from Comcast, NBC, TLN, Bridge Communities, Naperville Covenant Church and Mission Church in Roselle.  The project included playground clean-up and repair, re-mulching, planting flowers, painting the Learning Resource Center and laundry room, and providing an overall outdoor spring cleaning.  Volunteers also tilled and prepared a vegetable garden; plants will be donated by The Home Depot.

Glendale Heights Mayor/Village President Linda Jackson attended the event and made a proclamation that April 21, 2012 was officially “Comcast Cares Day.”  Other dignitaries on hand included Village Trustees Bill Schmidt and Michael Light, as well as Executive Assistant to the Mayor & Village Board Rebecca Tybor.

Bridge Communities volunteers paint the laundry room during Comcast Cares Day

Volunteers paint the laundry room

“At Comcast, we are proud to improve the quality of life in the local communities where our customers and employees have lived and worked for nearly 50 years,” said John Crowley, Senior Vice President of Comcast in Illinois, NW Indiana and SW Michigan.  “Over 67,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, families and friends volunteered their time on approximately 670 projects across the country – and we were especially proud to give back to the Glendale Heights community this year.”

This year marked the 11th anniversary of the annual Comcast Cares Day, a company-wide day of service.  In the greater Chicagoland area, approximately 5000 volunteers provided service at nearly 100 different project sites throughout Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.

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