NBC Universal’s local community service day called “Comcast Cares Day” had more than 450 volunteers help improve Lankershim Elementary School. The wonderful volunteers were made up of NBC Universal and Comcast employees, along with family and friends from the community, helping with the beautification project at the local school. It was great to see some moms, dads, and kids working side by side to make murals that not only made the school’s campus more colorful, but also more inspiring with motivating messages on the murals. Some of the kids mentioned that they were excited to do this because it was their community and their school.
Ron Meyer, president and COO of Universal Studios; Bob Greenblatt, chairman NBC entertainment; Suzanne Kolb, president E!; and Steve Dolcemaschio, president Comcast Entertainment Studios, launched the big day and thanked all the volunteers for their efforts. Also a $25,000 check from the Comcast Foundation was presented to the non-profit partner of the event, City Year Los Angeles.
It was a joyous atmosphere created by the volunteers as they painted 20 wall murals, 31 college murals, and 10 storage bin murals, as well as enhancing the school grounds by cleaning, landscaping, and improving the playing fields for Lankershim Elementary’s K-5th students. They were grooving to tunes from Scratch DJ Academy and sipping Jamba Juice smoothies.
Comcast Cares Day is in its 11th year and is one of the largest days of corporate volunteerism.