Comcast gives $86,695 to 13 state organizations

Daily Times Staff
San Juan County

FARMINGTON — Comcast Corp. announced Thursday that its foundation will distribute $86,695 in grant money to 13 community organizations throughout New Mexico.

More than 4,000 New Mexico Comcast employees, along with family friends and community members volunteered for the multimedia company's 14th annual Comcast Cares Day on April 25. They raised the money through various events.

The grants will help Comcast’s "local community partners," the organizations receiving the grant money, fulfill their missions to serve their communities throughout the year, according to a Comcast press release.

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico's Farmington store on North Hutton Avenue participated in the annual event. Volunteers collected cardboard, cell phones, computers and computer accessories, ink cartridges, plastic, scrap metal and other recyclables.

Statewide, the organizations receiving grants also included the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, Mimbres Region Arts Council, and the Las Cruces Schools Foundation among others.

Chris Dunkeson, Comcast area vice president, said in the press release that the awards go to well-deserved organizations helping to improve the communities in which the company operates.

“On behalf of Comcast Foundation, we are thrilled to distribute $86,695 in grants to our local partner organizations for their participation and volunteer efforts at this year’s Comcast Cares Day,” Dunkeson said in the release. “These organizations do so much for our community not only on Comcast Cares Day but year round that we’re excited to see how they utilize the grant money to improve their communities.”

To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded $750,271 in Comcast Cares Day grants to partner organizations in New Mexico, according to the release.

Comcast will hold its next Comcast Cares Day on April 30.