Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Helping communities thrive.
More than 8,000 KeyBank employees across the country contribute their time and talents to local nonprofit organizations to give back to their local communities for Key’s annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day.
Communities thrive when volunteers unite. That’s why thousands of KeyBank employees volunteer each year, taking responsibility to contribute to the well-being of their local communities. When individuals come together to dedicate their time and talent to serve others, lives are brightened, and communities are transformed for the better in meaningful ways.
Neighbors Make the Difference Day began in 1991, when a group of Alaska employees volunteered for service projects and gave the day its title. By 1993, the idea had swept across many of the communities Key serves and became an official day of employee volunteerism. It is now the hallmark of Key’s commitment to its communities and a leading corporate volunteerism effort in America.
Famicos Foundation and KeyBank join forces to help a Cleveland neighborhood
Since 1991, KeyBank employees have volunteered in their communities for Neighbors Make the Difference Day. This year, more than 70 KeyBank employees volunteered with the Famicos Foundation in a neighborhood cleanup for residents in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood.
This marks the second year in a row that Key has worked with the the Famicos Foundation. Its mission, to improve the quality of life in greater Cleveland through neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and integrated social services, aligns with Key’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive.
This year, the Browns Give Back charity organization provided additional support. Cleveland Browns Running Back Nick Chubb and Browns’ mascot Chomps joined us to help with the neighborhood cleanup effort, which included mulching, planting flowers, and playground improvements.
In Northeast Ohio, approximately 1,900 KeyBank employees worked on more than 230 projects for Neighbors Make the Difference Day. More than 6,000 employees in 15 states volunteered at more than 860 projects this year and completed a total of approximately 25,000 volunteer hours.
Read more about Key’s community involvement in our Corporate Responsibility Report.
KeyBank is known for improving the quality of life in its communities. Key is a six-time recipient of the Civic 50, recognized as one of America's 50 most community-minded companies by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light. The Civic 50 identifies the top S&P 500 corporations in the U.S. in terms of time, talent, and resources used to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Key's annual commitment represents more than half a million volunteer hours to our communities and more than 100,000 company-funded employee volunteer hours since 2018.
This is our most organized and visible volunteer effort, and what inspires me most is that the caring stretches far beyond a single day. I’m proud of our employees who give so much to Key, our clients, each other, and our communities. Their volunteerism and personal philanthropy are apparent on Neighbors Day and throughout the year, in countless meaningful ways.
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