If you’re looking for a way to get involved around Metro Detroit, Comcast has quite a few service opportunities during the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.
The projects begin Saturday, April 15 and culminate on Comcast Cares Day, Saturday, April 22. This year, Comcast estimates more than 100,000 volunteers will participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
“Supporting employee volunteerism that makes change happen in the community is a core value at Comcast,” said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast’s Heartland Region, which includes Michigan. “Part of what makes Comcast Cares Day so special is that we bring together not only our employees, but their friends, family members and other community members who wish to join our efforts in making Michigan an even greater place to live.”
Here are the volunteer opportunities in Metro Detroit:
Saturday, April 15:
Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation – Volunteers will join members of the fraternity at Freeway Park in the City of Southfield (host site) for cleanup/revitalization.
Location: Freeway Park 16300 Lincoln Dr., Southfield, MI 48076 (Mary Thompson Middle School) Time: 8:00 AM
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) – Volunteers will do indoor/outdoor cleanup and painting at the teen shelter.
Location: 3840 Fairview, Detroit, MI 48214 Time: 8:00 AM
Tuesday, April 18:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit – Volunteers will package food to be donated to Forgotten Harvest Food Bank.
Location: 19600 Saratoga Blvd., Southfield, MI 48076 (McIntyre Elem. School) Time: 10:00 AM
Urban League of Detroit – Volunteers will perform various cleanup projects on location.
Location: 208 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI Time: 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19:
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) – Volunteers will work at the teen mom center painting walls and floors and doing general cleanup.
Location: 3840 Fairview, Detroit, MI 48214 Time: 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 22:
Belleville High School Marching Band – Volunteers will meet at Belleville High School to do community cleanup projects.
Location: 501 West Columbia Ave., Belleville, MI 48111 Time: 7:30 AM
Motor City Blight Busters – Volunteers will help with Farm City Detroit to transform blighted property including gardening and recycling.
Location: – 17336 Lahser Rd., Detroit, MI 48219 (Motor City Java House) Time: 7:30 AM
Habitat for Humanity – Volunteers will execute indoor cleanup projects at ReStore locations in Mt. Clemens and Warren
Location: 130 N Groesbeck Hwy., Mt Clemens, MI 48043 Time: 7:30 AM
Plymouth Community United Way – Volunteers will meet at Plymouth First Methodist Church to wrap soap with a message aimed to help discover/recover people entrapped by human trafficking.
Location: 45201 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Time: 7:30 AM
Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) – Volunteers will assist DAWG in providing care and services to the animals; paint animal enclosures & houses.
Location: 78440 McKay Rd., Romeo, MI. 48065 Time: 7:30 AM
YMCA of Detroit – Volunteers will perform various cleanup projects on location
Location: 16777 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI 48195 Time: 7:30 AM
Southwest Solutions, Inc. Piquette Square for Veterans – Volunteers will engage in outdoor cleanup, planting flowers, etc. Indoor projects include library beautification.
Location: 6221 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48202 Time: 7:30 AM