Comcast Awards Grant, Laptops at City Council Meeting

Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs mobilized more than 200 volunteers earlier this year for her annual Earth Day community cleanup event in partnership with Comcast Cares. To reward the councilwoman and District 2 residents for their efforts, Comcast presented a grant in the amount of $3,300 at last night’s city council meeting. Councilwoman Gumbs said that Stonewall Tell Elementary, Cliftondale Elementary and Westlake High will be the beneficiaries of the funds.

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“I am inspired by the tremendous enthusiasm and dedication that Comcast has for giving back to the local city of South Fulton community,” Councilmember Gumbs said. “Comcast Cares Day illustrates the positive impact that we can make on the world around us by coming together to celebrate volunteerism with our friends, families, and local partners and leaders. This grant will support these ongoing efforts.”

Comcast employee and CCD Champion, Lizzette Tarver, was also on hand to present four laptops to four South Fulton students and one senior citizen. The presentation was part of the celebration of Comcast’s partnership with the city, and ongoing contributions to its residents.

Comcast has mounted a citywide effort in support of South Fulton. Earlier this year the company hosted an internet safety training seminar and surprise laptop giveaway for seniors at the Quality Living Services (QLS) Senior Center. The company named graduating Westlake high school senior Julian Woods a Leaders & Achievers Scholar over the summer. Additionally, the company supported community cleanup efforts in partnership with Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis in District 3 and provided low-cost internet services for families at her back-to-school event in the Hickory Park apartment community.

“We are firm believers that corporations have a responsibility to give back to the communities where their employees and customers live and work and to partner with local governments, organizations, and nonprofits to make our communities stronger,” said Andy Macke, vice president of external affairs for Comcast’s Big South Region.

In a demonstration of gratitude for the company’s efforts, the city of South Fulton presented Comcast with a proclamation declaring September 10, 2019 as “Comcast Cares Day.”

Photo Credits: Comcast, Office of Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs