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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Comcast Cares Day and Make a Difference Week Bring Opportunities to Help the Ogden Community

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Ogden City’s 10th annual Make a Difference Week event will run for two weeks and include plenty of opportunities to contribute to the community from April 14 - 28, 2018. 

The City will once again partner with Comcast on April 21, 2018, for its annual Comcast Cares Day project.  Volunteers will help to clean up and beautify the Ogden River Parkway Trail. This project will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will involve spreading wood chips in playgrounds, trimming foliage to keep trails safe, picking up trash and other tasks that will help preserve the natural beauty of the area. Free breakfast and lunch are provided for all Comcast Cares Day volunteers, and shirts are first come-first serve.  

Volunteers check in at the Ogden Pioneer Stadium – 668 17th Street, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. where they will be divided into groups. The project runs from 8:00 a.m. to noon and volunteers will meet back at the Pioneer Stadium for lunch. Registration in advance is required in order for the coordinators to plan for enough projects, t-shirts, and food for all participants. 

If anyone misses the trail clean up, there are other opportunities available. Groups of friends, neighbors or co-workers are encouraged to sign up for other service projects in the community. Projects can be as simple as helping a neighbor clean his or her yard, painting, or repairing a fence. Large-scale projects can include sprucing up a neighborhood park, rejuvenating a playground, assisting in the community garden, or beautifying flowerbeds. This event is all about making a difference, big or small, for those who live, work and play in the Ogden community. 

The City will receive a financial grant from Comcast based on the number of volunteers who participate which will be used to fund future volunteer projects. Ogden City is happy to provide ideas to anyone interested in projects for their group. Registration and information can be found by calling 801-629-8214 or going online.


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