Comcast Cares Day: Saturday, April 25th

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Over 60 open volunteer projects in Philadelphia

Philly Daily Spotlight
Chestnut Hill
April 20, 2015
By projectopenvoice

On Saturday, April 25th, Comcast Cares Day will bring together thousands of Philadelphians and friends of Philly to donate their time and participate in over 60 volunteer projects in the region. Here is a sampling of the projects available. Sign up is available to anyone who wishes to participate. To view a list of all projects and to sign up, visit

Shepard Recreation Center, Philadelphia – with Swoop!  (5700 Haverford Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 19131)

Shepard Recreation Center is committed to providing innovative athletic and educational programs for the Haddington community and the greater West Philadelphia area. The Shepard Recreation Center has a rich history of sports and athletics. Comcast Cares Day volunteers, joined by Philadelphai Eagles’ mascot Swoop, will work together to beautify and revitalize the recreation center both inside and out. We’ll clean, paint, landscape and help Shepard continue to serve the community.
P.S. If you sneak a few minutes to play on the playground, we won’t tell anyone!

Monkiewicz Playground – Philadelphia (3201 Richmond Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 19134)

Sitting on 4.4 acres, Monkiewicz Playground recreation facility has a basketball court, a hockey court, two sport fields, three tennis courts and four baseball fields. Comcast Cares Day volunteers will work together to revitalize the playground and ball fields.  We’ll clean, paint, and landscape, so Monkiewicz can continue to serve the community. Channel your inner Picasso by helping to restore whimsical murals on several concrete posts that are popular within the community but have been damaged by the elements over the years. This is a perfect project for older children and adults who are young at heart.

Rivera Recreation Center & Mann Older Adult Center, Philadelphia – with the Phillie Phanatic! (3201 North 5th Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 19140)

Sitting on 7.0 acres, the Rivera Recreation Center has a handball court, two ball fields, two basketball courts and two sports fields. Inside it hosts a Keyspots computer center. Next door, the Mann Older Adult Community Center is a multi-service senior center offering congregate meals, recreation, education, health service, transportation, counseling, ceramics, volunteer programs and informal resources. Comcast Cares Day volunteers, along with the Phillie Phanatic, will work together to beautify and revitalize both centers inside and out. We’ll clean, paint, landscape and help Rivera and Mann continue to serve the community. P.S. No one will mind if you sneak off for a little basketball or arts and crafts with the seniors!

Even if you can’t volunteer on Saturday, there are always organizations in the city who could use a helping hand on a one-time or regular basis. The City of Philadelphia’s volunteer portal, SERVE Philadelphia has a searchable list of organizations and projects, as well as news about volunteerism in the city. You can also check out EveryBlock’s volunteer listings.

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