A Day of Giving: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Chosen as Recipient of Comcast Cares Day

| April 13, 2012

Every year on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast brings together tens of thousands of Comcast employees, their families and friends to make a positive impact in neighborhoods across the country. On April 21, 2012 more than 150 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will volunteer to improve Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Hacienda facility as part of Comcast’s 11th annual Comcast Cares Day.

The Girl Scouts, who serve over 14,000 girls in Southern Arizona, are thrilled to be this year’s recipients. Girl Scouts, Council staff, and volunteers will join Comcast Tucson for a day of on-site projects and improvements that will include painting, landscaping, construction of a new volleyball court and more. The Hacienda, home to the Girl Scout’s day camp and special events, also serves as the organization’s in-town environmental education and program center and is available for community use including conferences, corporate retreats, company picnics, and festive get-togethers.

The weekend will have special meaning to the Girl Scouts. Not only will the Hacienda receive a good dose of spring cleaning, Comcast Cares Day falls on the same weekend as both Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day. Kristen Culliney, Girl Scouts Chief Operating Officer, notes that “the timing of this is just perfect and illustrates the circle of giving. Comcast Cares Day will result in an improved facility and the ability to better serve girls and our community. It will also allow girls to see sustainability in action, to make tangible contributions to their community, and to draw inspiration from the work of those they meet on this day!”

“We are proud to be committed to improving the quality of life in the local communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Alan Price, General Manager/Director of Operations for Comcast Tucson. Comcast Cares Day is a great way for our employees to get their hands dirty for a great cause, and help out non-profits like the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.

“Growing up as a Girl Scout helped me learn so many valuable leadership skills and helped shape me into the person I am today,” said Kelle Maslyn, Corporate Affairs Manager for Comcast Tucson. “Giving back to an organization that helps so many girls become powerful leaders and to work side-by-side with these of the future leaders is fantastic.

Comcast Cares Day has grown enormously since its inception in 2001 and is now one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts in the county. Last year nearly 70,000 Comcast volunteers participated at more than 659 project sites spanning 39 states and Washington, D.C. At the end of this year’s campaign, Comcast volunteers will have served almost 2.5 million hours since 2001 and the company will have awarded more than $11 million in grants to community partners.

Comcast Tucson and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona invite you to join them on Saturday April 21st for a great day of community service. T-shirts, food and beverages will be provided by Comcast. For more information contact Kelle Maslyn at 744-5448 or kelle_maslyn@cable.comcast.com.

Comcast Cares Day
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 7:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 3001 N Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson 85715
T-Shirts, food and beverages to be provided by Comcast

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