As a valued partner of Comcast, you’re invited to receive periodic news and updates about Comcast’s activity in the Oregon & SW Washington region. Comcast supports nonprofit organizations and projects in the areas of literacy and learning and youth leadership development. Below, you will find a periodic glance at Comcast community investment news and information.
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Oregon & SW Washington Community Partners

• Albany River Rhythms
• Albertina Kerr Centers
• ACT-SO (youth portion of NAACP)
• Beaverton Education Foundation
• Birth to Three – Lane County
• Boys & Girls Club
• Camp Fire USA
• CAP – Longview
• CASA
• Children’s Relief Nursery – Portland
• Children’s Miracle Network – Eugene
• Committed Partners for Youth
• Community Warehouse
• Community of Writers/Wordstock
• Council for the Homeless, Vancouver
• Christie School
• E3
• Emerald Art Center
• Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network
• Eugene Public Library Foundation
• Family Building Blocks – Salem
• Family Tree Relief Nursery – Albany
• FilmAction Oregon
• Food for Lane County
• Friends of the Children
• Gift of Literacy – Springfield
• Hands On Greater Portland
• Harrisburg Sounds of Summer Concert Series
• Head Start of Lane County
• HIV Alliance of Lane County
• Innovation Partnership
• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
• Kids on the Block – McMinnville
• Lane Metro Partnership
• The Library Foundation
• Literary Arts
• Lane County Senior Dinner
• Looking Glass Youth & Family Services
• Loaves & Fishes
• Marion County Senior Lunch
• Mckenzie Willamette Hospital Healthy Woman Campaign
• Maude Kerns Art Gallery
• NAYA
• NAACP
• Newberg Old Fashioned Festival
• NWBCA
• OMSI – Partners in Education
• Open Meadow
• P.I.C.A.
• Pearl Buck Center, Inc.
• Police Activities League
• Portland Children’s Investment Fund
• Portland Schools Foundation
• Portland Public Schools
• Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee
• Reading for All
• Relay for Life
• The Relief Nursery
• Rose Festival Foundation
• Salem 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
• Salem Public Library Foundation
• Salem Tree Lighting
• Schoolhouse Supplies
• S.H.A.R.E.
• S.M.A.R.T.
• Special Olympics of Oregon/Trail Blazers Street Jam
• Springfield Holiday Parade
• Springfield Public Library
• Tcha Ti Man Wi Native American Storytelling Festival
• United Way
• Urban League
• Vancouver Historic Reserve Trust
• Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers
• Womenspace
• Youth Impact
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Out & About
Be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events!

Happy ThanksgivingNovember 26th
Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble gobble!


Winter WonderlandNovember 26th - December 27th
Winter Wonderland Lights
Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR
The 17th annual Winter Wonderland - Powered by Comcast, will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Watch for the spectacularly animated Dinosaur World - sure to fill your car with wonder and amazement. And don’t miss the traditional favorites, including Santa jumping down an 84 foot ski slope. Find show times, rates and other info here.


Holiday TreeDecember 4th
Holiday Tree Lighting

Riverfront Park, Salem, OR
Get in the holiday spirit with carols, hot chocolate and cookies (for the first 500 people) as Comcast and the City of Salem sponsor the 14th Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, emceed by Mayor Taylor. Don’t miss the special guest that’s arriving to help light the Holiday Tree.


Springfield Holiday ParadeDecember 5th
Springfield Holiday Parade
Springfield, OR
This time-honored community tradition is eagerly anticipated every year. Kick off the holiday season with festive floats, decorated cars, marching bands and dancers, and even a tuba concert beforehand. Click here for more information.


Festival of Lights Holiday ParadeDecember 12th
Festival of Lights Holiday Parade
Salem, OR
The PGE Festival of Lights Holiday Parade is the largest nighttime illuminated holiday parade west of the Mississippi! Bring the whole family out to enjoy this whimsical holiday experience they’re sure not to forget!

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United Way Logo Together We Can Make A Difference!
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. By improving people’s lives we change our communities for the better.

That’s why United Way is so important. It brings people, resources and ideas together to create opportunities and advance the common good. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help everyone. It’s the idea that we are all connected and interdependent; the idea that we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and people are healthy.

Live United A gift to United Way helps families and individuals with basics needs while also creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems. United Way focuses on the building blocks all people need to succeed:
Education - Preparing children to succeed in school
  and life
Income - Moving families from poverty to financial stability
Health - Ensuring people have access to basic healthcare

It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. One of the easiest ways to give is through the United Way Community Giving Campaign and payroll deductions. Employees at companies like Comcast and others, large and small, throughout Oregon are making a difference. Join in and become part of the solution. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Find out how you can LIVE UNITED at www.liveunited.org.

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Comcast Community Partners Save More
The Comcast Community Partners program is a signature community program that provides eligible non-profits with discounted Comcast Business Class Services including Comcast Business Class Internet and Business Class TV services.

The Comcast Community Partners discount program is available to organizations that have facilities in Comcast-serviceable territory and that demonstrate status as an IRS 501 (c)(3) non-profit and sign up for Comcast Business Class Internet and Comcast Business Class TV. A Comcast Community Partner that signs up for the two services will receive $35 to $45 off the total monthly service cost. The yearly savings to a Comcast Community Partner range from $420 to $540 - depending on which services are purchased.

As part of the Comcast Community Partners program, Comcast will assist the non-profit organization in identifying which services best suit its business communications’ needs.

The program provides non-profit organizations with the opportunity to save on their business communications services and direct those resources toward supporting their community objectives. Interested in signing up for the Comcast Community Partners program? Contact Rebecca Brown at Rebecca_Brown@cable.comcast.com.

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CASA ChildrenCASA Gives A Voice To
Abused Children

The heart of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can be illustrated by a quote from Pamela, a teenager who received the powerful advocacy of a CASA volunteer when she was young: "To give a child a CASA volunteer is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope, and to give them hope is to give them the world."

Nearly 1,000 children in Lane County are in foster care because of abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents. These children risk slipping through the cracks of an overburdened system and facing re-abuse. Court Appointed Special Advocates have the power to prevent this tragic reality. Each dedicated volunteer provides a powerful voice in court for a child or sibling group, speaking for their best interests until they are in a safe, permanent home.

Five of these children, siblings ages 2-13, were recently adopted by a single mother with a huge heart. Prior to coming into foster care, the children had suffered from severe abuse. The Court Appointed Special Advocate continually focused on the children’s needs, ensuring they received everything they needed to thrive. Today, the children are academically above their grade levels and active in sports. The oldest girl recently participated in a Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. as the only child nominated from her school.

CASA is a nonprofit organization that depends upon community volunteers and donations. Learn how you can get involved, and about the upcoming Casino Night event, at www.casa-lane.org and www.casahelpskids.org.

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Give To A Good Cause
Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP), serving Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties in SW Washington, launches its fourth annual “Give To A Good Cause” Campaign On November 15.

The theme this year is "Someone You Know Has Been Helped By CAP." CAP has over thirty programs that help people find jobs, become homeowners, build and manage their assets, as well as offers a range of services which provides a safety net for seniors and the most vulnerable members of the community and those who have suddenly lost their jobs.

CAP thanks Comcast for their support of the Give To A Good Cause Campaign. If you’d like to support this worthy organization, visit www.lowercolumbiacap.org to learn how.



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