(Above:) Comcast New Mexico State Director John Christopher presents a check from the Comcast Foundation.
Months after hundreds of volunteers spent a day beautifying the Tombaugh Elementary School campus for Comcast Cares Day, the Comcast Foundation presented the LCPS Foundation with a check for $18,556.30. The donation was based on the total number of people who volunteered for the Comcast Cares Day event and will be split evenly by the foundation and the school, according to LCPS Community Outreach Liaison Brigitte Zigelhofer.
“This donation is the icing on the cake. The monetary support, in addition to the completely transformed campus, is more than I could have ever asked for,” said TES Principal Guillermo Carmona. “I would like to thank Comcast and all of the community members who worked hard to beautify our campus.”
In addition to the donation, Comcast also partnered with Allen Theaters to provide free movie tickets to the classes that brought the most volunteers to the Comcast Cares Day event.
“It’s been a true blessing to work with Tombaugh this past year,” said Comcast New Mexico State Director John Christopher. According to the Comcast website, Comcast Cares Day is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. The Comcast Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Comcast Corporation.