A ‘Much-Needed’ Surprise Empowers Houstonians This Holiday Season

Comcast's Executive VP of Digital Equity and Executive VP of Public Policy Broderick Johnson is seen on stage, giving away a laptop to a woman.

Cold wet skies hovered over St. John’s Bread of Life on Saturday morning as hundreds of people waited in their cars for a food distribution, just days before Thanksgiving.

Inside the warm sanctuary, a group of families gathered to receive a much-needed surprise – new laptops. The devices are meant to empower families with opportunity by expanding access to the Internet.

“When I received a computer, I was kind of shocked. I was like I’m really the winner,” mother Elijah said. “I can be able to give it to my daughter so she can do her school work.”

Comcast gifted 100 laptops to the Bread of Life to help them in their ongoing mission to teach Houstonians digital skills. Just this summer, Comcast Texas showed you how the non-profit hosts learning sessions for seniors

Executive VP of Digital Equity and Executive VP of Public Policy Broderick Johnson described why it is critical companies like Comcast invest in the communities they serve. 

“We know how important it is for people to have digital access. We make it happen. The digital divide has been around for decades. It’s not going to get closed by itself. It takes corporations like Comcast, places like Bread of Life to make people aware of what they can do to empower themselves by getting access to the Internet but also to make sure they know how to use it,”  Johnson said. “It makes me emotional because I realize I came to a company that cares about things that I deeply care about. I’m so proud by my colleagues here at Comcast in Houston how much they care about this community. It’s beautiful.”

Johnson and dozens of Comcast Texas volunteers also helped pass out Thanksgiving meals, boxed food items and supplies to families. 

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