More than 400 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners volunteered to assemble resource kits for kids and families in-need as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event.

The event took place May 4 at the Glover-Sudduth Center inside the Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N.

Each year Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer during this celebration and throughout the year in efforts to make a lasting impact. According to the company, to date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours in local communities at more than 10,000 projects.

“We are delighted to partner with Greater Twin Cities United Way to give back to our local community here in the Twin Cities,” said J.D. Keller, regional senior vice president, Comcast. “It is incredible to see how we can drive meaningful change by bringing together our employees, their friends and families, and our community partners, both on this day and throughout the year. We are thankful for the participants and volunteers who continue to work to make a positive difference.”

Comcast said its Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to local partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contributed their time on Comcast Cares Day. To date, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.

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