Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) consumers recently received an unexpected but joyous visit from their care managers who delivered care baskets full of can and boxed goods, clothing, linens, towels, toiletries, games, books and other items that the consumers could use. The baskets were donated by a group of employees at Comcast, located in Malden, as part of Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day (the actual day being May 4) is a long-standing company tradition that embodies Comcast’s culture of giving back. Since it began in 2001, Comcast employees, along with their friends and families, and Comcast’s local community partners, have helped grow Comcast Cares Day into a global program across 23 countries. It is one of the largest corporate commitments to volunteerism. To date, more than one million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities. Many drives and ongoing projects are happening from the beginning of April until May.
Comcast employees have provided MVES individualized consumer care baskets over many years as well as helping out MVES with annual holiday fruit baskets by putting them together and delivering them. They provide baskets for approximately 20 elders at Thanksgiving.
For years, Comcast, on a quarterly basis, selected MVES consumers to essentially shower them with needed items and the Comcast dispatch team shopped for those goodies and brought over several baskets to benefit the MVES consumers chosen.
As part of Comcast Cares Day, employees of Comcast present to Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) care baskets of donated goods for consumers served by MVES. (Left to right) Comcast employees Major Lewis, Jim Gennetti, Karen Rienzo, Renee Brissette, Lisa Worcester, Kathleen Beaulieu, MVES board president, Matt Guariglia David Embrey, and Daniel O’Leary, MVES CEO.
Mystic Valley Elder Services consumer Frank Cali, 95, of Malden (center) was presented his Comcast Cares Day care basket by (L to R) Terri Fitzgerald, MVES resident service coordinator and Terri Kramer from Associated Home Care.