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Comcast volunteers help Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:29 a.m. CDT
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"Big Brother" Mike and his "Little Brother" Cody, participants in the Family Service Agency of DeKalb County's Big Brothers Big Sisters program, compete in one of the one-minute challenges on Comcast Cares Day.

DeKALB – On Saturday, April 30, as part of the 10th Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 local Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteered to help Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program through “It Only Takes A Minute,” a family-oriented activity for the program’s participants and families. Filled with one-minute challenges for all ages, the volunteers showed the “Bigs” and “Littles” and their families their support.

“We were very excited that Comcast chose to help us with this,” Big Brothers Big Sisters Director Patti Comegys said. “The show of support from the employees and families, stories shared by ‘Big’ Mike and ‘Little’ Cody made it a good day for all.”

More than 62,000 Comcast volunteers across the country participated in this annual day of service, one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer efforts in the country. Since its inception in 2001, Comcast employees, their families and friends have dedicated more than 2 million hours of service with Comcast Cares Day. The company has also committed more than $10 million in grants to organizations nationwide.

The Comcast Foundation also provides grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of each employee and family member who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters or Comcast Cares Day, call Family Service Agency at 815-758-4718.