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Comcast Donates $5,000 to MHA Youth Programs

SPRINGFIELD — Comcast Western New England has donated $5,000 to furnish laptop computers for MHA’s programs serving young adults specifically to improve digital skills, using the internet safely, and promoting youth leadership. A check presentation is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at MHA’s main office, 995 Worthington St., Springfield.

“Giving back to the communities where we do business is part of the way we do things at Comcast,” said Brad Palazzo, director of Community Impact for Comcast Western New England Region. “We are excited for the opportunity to support MHA, both to help these young people with computers and training and also to promote general community awareness of mental-health challenges, intellectual disabilities, substance use, and recovery. MHA is a well-respected nonprofit that makes a key impact in these areas, so it was a natural fit for Comcast to partner with MHA in order to help youth affected by mental-health challenges to improve their access to technology and their safety while using it.”

With Comcast funding, 10 Dell laptop computers, hardcover cases, and training on internet safety, as well as the suite of Microsoft products including Word and Excel, were provided to MHA’s youth.

“MHA is thrilled to receive this generous donation from Comcast to support our youth programming,” said Kimberley Lee, vice president of Resource Development & Branding for MHA. “Brad Palazzo and his team demonstrate foresight and integrity by giving back to the communities where they do business and where their employees live, work, and play. By choosing to support MHA and our programs for youth, they have further validated that what we do truly matters. We are thrilled that Comcast has made such a generous commitment to MHA.”