Comcast Corporation on Saturday announced a $25,000 grant for the Sarah Heinz House on the Northside, the home of one of Pittsburgh’s many Boys and Girls Club locations.
Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen made the announcement at the start of the annual Comcast Cares Day.
“Comcast Cares Day is the largest single corporate volunteer day of service in America,” Cohen said. “Last year we had 95,000 volunteers and members of their families working on 800 projects in 35 states and 11 foreign countries.”
Cohen said the grant will support the general functions of Sarah Heinz House, while an additional $25,000 from the United Way will support the Boys & Girls Club’s digital literacy initiative. Comcast is the national sponsor of the program.
“It took about a year and a half to develop, and it’s called my.future, which is an integrated digital literacy computer lab program which eventually will be rolled out to every Boys & Girls Club across the country,” Cohen said.
Around 2,000 Comcast employees and their friends and family gardened, painted, and cleaned at multiple sites across the county, including the Urban League Family Support Center in Northview Heights and the Salvation Army in New Kensington.