• Comcast Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s

    December 03, 2018
    Indiana’s John Will Anderson Facility in Gary gives Kids more access to Technology to Build the Club Experience

    GARY, IN (OCTOBER 16, 2018) – Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Councilwoman Mary Brown joined Comcast to announce to announce a $10,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s John Will Anderson Club in Gary. The funds were used to purchase twelve Chromebooks for the Club’s Learning Center and STEM Lab. The donation is part of a larger effort Comcast is making in locations across the country to support My.Future, an interactive online Boys & Girls Clubs of America platform kids can use to learn, play and socialize, as well as interact with one another – using likes, follows and shares – and showcase their work. 


    “Comcast has been a strong partner of Boys & Girls Clubs for a long time,” states Ryan Smiley, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. “Their commitment to keep providing our organization, and our different Club, with more access to technology is helping us to further build the academic success of our kids. The twelve Chromebooks our John Will Anderson Club received through this funding is not only allowing our kids to receive a Club Experience through the online program My.Future, but the Chromebooks also are used for Club members to finish their homework, and to utilize in our STEM Lab.”
     
    “Our Club members in Gary often come from circumstances that are challenging,” states Rosemarie Joiner, club director of the John Will Anderson Club. “Anytime a company, like Comcast, provides technology resources to our kids, it helps us to open new windows of learning opportunities for our youth, opportunities that will only build them into successful leaders. For this, we are more than thankful,” Rosemarie states further.


    “Comcast is proud to continue to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. We applaud their efforts in giving youth a safe, after-school environment. Comcast knows that children are hungry for new learning opportunities, and we are proud to provide Club members and their families access to technology that will help them develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s digital world.” said Jason Lunderman, government affairs manager for the greater Chicago region.


    About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT Futures for youth since 1954.  Clubs are open after school and during the summer providing a great place for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment.  Clubs are A Place to Become for thousands of children annually. Annual membership is only $35.00.  Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.  For information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to BGCPOCO, call (219) 464-7282 or visit bgcgreaternwi.org.  Great Futures Start Here.
     
    About Comcast
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high- speed internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
     
    With more than 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (http://chicago.comcast.com/) serves customers in Central and Northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting @Comcast. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastILLINOIS.
     
    Contact:
    Alison Martin, Cheif Philanthropy officer
    (219) 881-1060, x226
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