Comcast NBCUniversal employees landscape the Friends of Youth Kirkland campus. Photo courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast NBCUniversal employees landscape the Friends of Youth Kirkland campus. Photo courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal

Redmond Comcast employees donate time to beautify Friends of Youth

Employees from the company’s Redmond office volunteered their time at the nonprofit’s Kirkland location.

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 8:30am
  • Life

On May 4, more than 75 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners volunteered to improve Friends of Youth’s (FOY) Kirkland campus as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day.

This year, Comcast volunteers from the company’s Redmond office supported FOY by organizing its donation area and helping sort the organization’s stockpile of existing donations. The team also landscaped the campus — weeding and replanting the campus’ flower beds.

“Since 2012, Comcast has partnered with Friends of Youth in a multitude of ways, through monthly in-kind contributions of Internet services to our 27 program sites, sponsoring our annual luncheon, donating $25,000 for a traveling computer lab and of course their incredible volunteer support,” FOY volunteer program manager Toni Dondero said in a press release. “Every year at Comcast Cares Day, team members generously give up their Saturday to pull weeds, garden and clean our facilities at our Kirkland campus. This kindness and compassion help maintain the beautiful landscape and homes our youth call home, but more than that, it shows them that organizations like Comcast cares about their well-being and success.”

Since 1951, the release states that FOY has been a destination for local youth and young adults who need assistance with emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive programs and developmental resources, such as case management services that help residents set goals, work on their education, obtain employment and much more.

According to the release, Comcast Cares Day volunteering has ranged from teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to stocking food banks, to beautifying parks. To date, more than one million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed more than six million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects, the release states.




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@redmond-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.redmond-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

Landscaping work included weeding and replanting the campus’ flower beds. Photo courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal

Landscaping work included weeding and replanting the campus’ flower beds. Photo courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal

More than 75 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and others volunteered at Friends of Youth as part of the 18 th annual Comcast Cares Day. Photo courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal

More than 75 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and others volunteered at Friends of Youth as part of the 18 th annual Comcast Cares Day. Photo courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal

More in Life

The Better Half hazy pale is a collaboration of Crucible Brewing - Woodinville Forge, Imperial Yeast and Skagit Valley Malting. Photo courtesy of Eastside Beer Week’s Facebook page
Eastside Beer Week returns July 23

Eastside Beer Week returns for a second year beginning this month, and… Continue reading

Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.
You probably won’t die in your sleep | Senior Lifestyles

Traditional estate planning is based on notions that are out of sync… Continue reading

2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport
Car review: 2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to manufacturing compact luxury sports… Continue reading

2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
Car review: 2021 Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor The latest incarnation of the Mercedes AMG E63… Continue reading

2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus
Car review: 2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus

By Larry Lark, contributor The Mazda3 has always looked the part of… Continue reading

2021 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Trail Special Edition
Car review: 2021 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 Trail Special Edition

By Larry Lark, contributor If the great outdoors is your playground, it… Continue reading

Car review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line
Car review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

By Larry Lark, contributor Sometimes it’s better to zig when the competition… Continue reading

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor Kia’s fourth-generation Sorrento sports utility vehicle is a… Continue reading

2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 GLB250 4MATIC is a brand-spanking new… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor In the overcrowded SUV market niche, if you’re… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By Larry Lark, contributor How do you top the 2021 Dodge Durango… Continue reading

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD
Car review: 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor If you want something truly special, get in… Continue reading