Volunteers help out at Comcast Cares Day in May 2015. • Photo by Isaac Liu
Volunteers help out at Comcast Cares Day in May 2015. • Photo by Isaac Liu

Last summer, Rainier Beach was identified as a Comcast Cares Day Seattle site. Comcast had informative walking tours and conversations with neighborhood leaders for months to determine projects, organizations, and businesses to partner with. Nine months later, partners include over a dozen local neighborhood groups, leaders, businesses, youth programs, and Rainier Beach High School.

The Comcast Cares Day and Rainier Beach Bridge to Beach Spring Clean on Saturday, April 30, 2016 has the goal of signing up 600 volunteers for over 15 projects in and around Rainier Beach and the Rainier Valley.

Projects include:

• Rainier Beach High School mural—Designed and coordinated by the high school and led by both a RBHS art teacher and the RBHS Foundation founder and alum.

• King Donuts mural—Designed by a student with a design concept from the King Donuts owner. Led by the Rainier Beach Merchant’s Association.

• A 130-tree landscaping project—Led by the City of Seattle. Along Henderson St. from the transit line to the beach.

• Rose Street revitalization—Led by the Seattle Neighborhood Group and Rainier Beach Action Coalition.

• Neighborhood-wide litter-pick up and graffiti removal

• Retail store-front window-washing

Volunteers can sign up here or here.

Volunteers will receive a free breakfast, lunch, supplies, and Comcast Cares Day T-shirts.

For registration questions, contact Jen Anderson ([email protected]) or Jenny Frankl ([email protected]).

Rainier Beach Bridge to Beach and Comcast Cares Day Saturday, April 30, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Registration, Breakfast, Supplies and T-Shirt Pick-Up, Kick-Off Ceremony

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Spring Clean Projects

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch—Four locally-owned, ethnic restaurants represented

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies and local performances

Location: Rainier Beach Community Center, outdoor plaza facing Henderson & Rainier Ave—8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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