Comcast employees recently volunteered at the Broward Public Library Foundation’s 18th Annual Children’s BookFest. With the slogan “All Together Now,” the event featured entertainment and crafts centered around embracing cultures throughout the world.
Comcast employees worked together to fill more than 300 reusable bags with food donated by Feeding South Florida, then passed them out to local families.
The bags also included information about Internet Essentials, Comcast’s digital equity program that connects qualifying households to high-speed broadband service for an affordable price. Since its inception in 2011, Internet Essentials has provided over 10 million people from low-income households with at-home Internet.
“It’s a privilege to be able to give back,” said Eva Boyd, the event’s organizer and Finance Analyst for the Florida Region. “I am so happy that after the COVID pandemic we can come together and make a difference in our local community. The best part of my job is being able to talk to families about how reliable Internet can unlock even more storytelling possibilities for their kids.”
The partnership was organized by Team UP, Comcast’s employee engagement initiative. Volunteers are members of Comcast’s Young Professionals Network and MyAbilities Network, two of the company’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are designed to connect employees with shared backgrounds.
To learn more about Team UP and Comcast’s efforts to advance digital equity, visit Corporate.Comcast.com/impact/project-up.