Representatives from Comcast, United Way and the Boys and Girls Club stand behind shoe boxes of supplies. (RECORD PHOTO/ ALDO AMATO)
Representatives from Comcast, United Way and the Boys and Girls Club stand behind shoe boxes of supplies. (RECORD PHOTO/ ALDO AMATO)

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Comcast donates boxes of supplies to United Way, Boys & Girls Club

Published 3:29pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — Comcast Cable recently held a shoebox drive for the United Way of North Alabama and the response was overwhelming to say the least.

“It’s been a really neat thing seeing the employees come together with there family and kids to make these boxes,” Comcast Senior Manager of Internal Audits Jennifer West said. “It’s just been a really great way to get involved an help the community.”

West said it took around 10 days to raise nearly 170 boxes. The drive was a part of the annual Comcast Cares project.

“This is just one of the many things we do for our Comcast Cares project every year,” she said. “Each year we do a blood drive, a shoe box drive and an actual physical event at Lincoln Park in Huntsville.”

Cathy Miller, Education Impact and Volunteer Programs Coordinator for the United Way of Madison County, said the partnership with Comcast and their Comcast Cares program has been phenomenal in just one year.

“This is the first year we decided to partner with the Comcast Cares program so Jennifer and I got together, she told me what they like to do and we pulled some organizations that we work with that are in need,” Miller said. “It was a great community effort.”

Boxes were not the only donations at the center. Plastic bags filled with toothpaste and toothbrushes  were arranged for the HEALS Dental Clinics and half of the boxes of school supplies will go to the Boys and Girls Club.

“It’s just been amazing with the generosity of Comcast employees,” Miller said. “We appreciate all that they have done not only for us, but also our partner organizations.”

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