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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 This Week's Paper

On Saturday, April 27, more than 250 local Comcast employees, their families and friends will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve the outside of HopeSparks main building in Tacoma as part of the company's 12th Annual Comcast Cares Day.

This day is Comcast and NBC Universal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. The volunteers will be painting, weeding, laying sod, landscaping and organizing supplies bound for clients in need.

HopeSparks served more than 4,500 children and families in 2012. Comcast's efforts would go towards supporting their mission of strengthening families.

“We are so grateful to Comcast and their team for making sure the outside of our building looks just as great as the inside,” said David Duea, President / CEO of HopeSparks. “HopeSparks and Comcast share a common goal – an ongoing commitment to Tacoma. Our relationship is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can make a difference. Thanks to Comcast’s continued support, we are able to beautify our agency for the children and families we serve."

This year, Comcast expects more than 70,000 Comcast volunteers to participate in over 600 projects across the country. Comcast also expects to achieve another important milestone of 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.

“We’re so honored to partner with HopeSparks to work together to improve our community during our 12th Comcast Cares Day,” said Teresa O’Keefe, Comcast senior director for customer care and manager of Comcast’s Fife call center, where the employees will be coming from. “The hard work of the volunteers who will be donating their time to help make such a big difference in the lives of others is inspiring, and I am thankful to all of our participants who are helping to make today a success.”