Comcast Employees Volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs

(NECN: John Moroney) - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester are getting a much-needed makeover as part of Comcast Cares Day.

NECN anchor Latoyia Edwards grew up in Dorchester, not far from the club, so she and her daughter decided to help out.

"This place is so well known in the community. That's why I'm happy we're here. I'll get up early for this place any day," said Edwards.

The folks at NECN and at least 500 other Comcast employees took part in company's annual day of community service.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and other city leaders kicked off the work in the morning, greeting the volunteers and talking about the importance of corporate involvement in the community.

"I'm grateful to all the employees that are here," said Walsh. "It's not just simply a job, it's something you need to be out and do."

Comcast Cares Day was started 13 years ago and has grown into the largest single-day of corporate service, nationally or internationally.

Saturday, 80,000 Comcast employees are volunteering at 800 different sites through the world. The company says it picks projects based on need.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs, painting is the biggest part of the job. Comcast is getting a lot of help from City Year. The club's long-time director Bob Scanell says efforts by all the volunteers will help him save about $100,000.

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