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Stand for the Arts

Collaboraction, Chicago’s home for social-issue driven contemporary theatre, announced it has been selected as the Chicago recipient of Ovation’s first ever “Stand For The Arts Award” in partnership with Comcast. Stand for the Arts, Ovation’s signature arts advocacy campaign, is a national initiative to raise awareness, protect access, and encourage action on behalf of the arts. Ovation is partnering with Comcast to recognize outstanding local arts, cultural and educational organizations and programs in local Comcast markets across the country.

Comcast Cares Day 2018 - Washington Park

This year’s volunteers worked with the Rockford Park District at the Washington Community Center. The main focus was on the children’s playground and painting to spruce the area up. All the holes were filled and a fresh layer of mulch was added around the playground equipment for safety. Two pavilion areas were painted along with several picnic tables and a set of bleachers. Several volunteers also picked up litter on the grounds of the community center. These activities will help beautify the community center, make the children’s area safe, and engage the children in nature and outdoor activities.

Comcast Cares Day 2018 - Little Fort Elementary School

Little For Elementary School in Waukegan, IL partnered with Comcast for the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. Volunteers gave the school some much needed TLC. They refreshed the classroom by refurbishing shelving units and painting. They also cleaned up grounds and planted flowers.

Comcast Cares Day 2018 - Marklund Wasmond Center

Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. Comcast volunteers showed their support by painting, building planter boxes, fixing up resident bedrooms, and general cleaning at the facility.
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