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Key employees clean, sort, paint and repair for annual day of service

By Amy Thomas in Community Posted May 31, 2019

KEF blog NMDD bannerMore than 70 Key Equipment Finance employees volunteered May 15 at local non-profit organizations in Colorado for the 29th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

The employees helped seven local community organizations with tasks ranging from sorting donations to painting storm inlets to making blankets.

Flurry of volunteer activity

image3The annual day of community service focused on these local non-profit and community organizations:

  • A Precious Child: Sorting donations
  • Birds of Prey: General property clean-up and weeding
  • Children’s Hospital: Making blankets for patients
  • City of Westminster: Painting storm inlets
  • Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center: Preparing indoor arena for sand delivery and doing outside yard work
  • Humane Society of Boulder: Cleaning interior windows on doors and partitions
  • Town of Superior: Cleaning up and repairing fencing at the historical cemetery

Spotlight: Town of Superior

IMG_3001 copy_webKey Equipment Finance is headquartered in Superior, Colo., and has partnered with the Town of Superior for Neighbors Day since 2006.

"We have helped put up fencing for a community bike race, re-planted flower beds, painted fences, walking tunnels and open space shelters, and cleaned up the park where their historical museum is located," said Amy Vaccher, executive assistant at Key Equipment Finance. "It has been a great partnership."

This year, volunteers worked at the historic cemetery of Superior, a former mining town that took its name from the "superior" quality of its coal.

The team cleaned up around the Superior Historical Cemetery and repaired barrier panels around roughly 300 feet of fencing, said Kevin Colón, the town's community relations manager.

"Twenty five large bags of garbage, debris and tumbleweeds were collected by the volunteers helping to spruce up the cemetery for visitors," he said. "Thank you Key Equipment Finance for years of service to our community."

Community service legacy

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.

KeyBank has been nationally recognized for improving the quality of life in its communities. Key is recognized on the Civic 50 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.

Here's more on KeyCorp's commitment to giving back:

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