A Tallahassee elementary school campus is looking a lot brighter thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers from Comcast and its community partners for the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, May 4. Comcast Cares Day marks the culmination of the spirit of volunteerism that Comcast employees bring to life in their communities all year long.
Local Comcast employees, their friends and families and community volunteers worked together to give Gilchrist Elementary School a “STEAM” makeover with projects including:
- Science – planting and harvesting and assembling rain barrels in the science garden
- Technology – creating student produced positive behavior videos that will be broadcast on the school news and posted on social media sites
- Engineering – building and stocking a children’s lending library
- Art – revitalizing the school’s memory garden and painting rocks with positive thoughts and using them to create a rock “river”
- Mathematics – creating a “multiplication sidewalk” to help students practice math skills
In addition, the community partners that participated in the project, including the ICE Foundation and the Tallahassee Sigma Educational Foundation will receive a Comcast Foundation grant on behalf of everyone who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $25 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.