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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Volunteers needed to help Comcast employees beautify New Haven school


 
NEW HAVEN –  As part of "Comcast Cares Day," community groups and the public are welcome to join the effort to provide needed improvements and “spring cleaning” Quinnipiac School,  460 Lexington Ave., according to a release.

Comcast workers will be at the school from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  April 26, mulching, landscaping and planting flowers, the release said.  "The volunteers also will install and paint picnic tables for an outdoor eating and play area, help make the grounds around the school’s swing set safer for students, and create an indoor garden box students will use to learn more about farm-to-table healthy eating," the release said.
 
To volunteer, visit  https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Volunteer/Register?projectID=4707  and select United way of Greater New Haven as the partner organization.

 
Also in the release: United Way ofGreater New Haven is supporting the volunteer event at the school, which serves about 348 students in kindergarten through second grade. "The school is one of 16 Boost! schools city-wide, meaning it is part of the unique partnership among United Way, New Haven Public Schools and city that provides non-academic supports to students. "

 Comcast Cares Day is Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature community service event, and the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the nation. Last year, more than 85,000 employees volunteered worldwide, including a group that beautified gardens at New Haven’s Clinton Avenue School in partnership with United Way.
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