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KeyBank employees volunteer with WNY organizations on 27th annual 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'


Wed, May 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Employees from KeyBank's Lockport city branch location volunteered at the nonprofit Diamonds in the Ruff as part of the annual event.
Employees from KeyBank's Lockport city branch location volunteered at the nonprofit Diamonds in the Ruff as part of the annual event.
Local KeyBank employees are volunteering with community organizations in Western New York today, advancing neighborhood prosperity.
KeyBank is hosting its 27th annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." Employees in Western New York are spending the day volunteering with 40 community organizations and service projects, including at Olcott Beach Carousel Park, Riverside Park and the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo. They are joining more than 7,000 bank employees in receiving paid time off to volunteer in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
Western New York organizations KeyBank is partnering with for this year's "Neighbors Make the Difference Day" include:
  • American Cancer Society
  • Aspire of WNY
  • Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo
  • Brookdale Orchard Glen
  • Brothers of Mercy
  • Buffalo Public Library Clearfield Branch
  • Care-n-Share Food Pantry
  • Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue
  • Fair Havens Church
  • The Genesis Center
  • Gliding Stars, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harris Hill Elementary School
  • Hospice Buffalo
  • Immaculate Conception Church
  • Kaisertown Coalition, Inc.
  • Kevin Guest House
  • Lackawanna Public Library
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
  • Niagara Hospice
  • Olcott Beach Carousel Park
  • Operations PETS
  • People Inc.
  • Riverside Park
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rural Outreach Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Sanborn Area Historical Society
  • Seneca Health Care Center
  • St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
  • St. Marks Evangelical Church
  • Town of Porter Historical Society
  • Village of Westfield Recreation Department
  • Wesleyan Church
  • West Street Elementary School
  • YWCA of Niagara Frontier
This year, KeyBank expects volunteer hours to total more than 28,000. Many of the bank's branches closed at noon to accommodate employee volunteers. Customers will have access to ATMs, as well as online and mobile banking. In 2016, close to 6,000 Key employees volunteered across the country with more than 720 nonprofit agencies, committing a total of 24,000 hours to community organizations and projects.
"Neighbors Make the Difference Day" launched in 1991, with a group of KeyBank employees in Alaska who volunteered for service projects. By 1993, Key extended the concept to many of the communities it served, making it an official day of employee volunteerism. Now, "Neighbors Make the Difference Day" is a hallmark program and leading corporate volunteerism effort in America, showcasing Key's commitment to its communities.
"KeyBank is focused on supporting neighborhood prosperity in throughout Western New York," said Gary Quenneville, upstate New York regional executive. " 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day' allows our employees the opportunity to volunteer their time with organizations and projects that help stabilize our neighborhoods and support our community."
To participate in the social media conversation, follow #NeighborsDay and #IAmKey, @KeyBank on Twitter and KeyBank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keybank.
For more information about KeyBank's culture of service and commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism, visit www.key.com/philanthropy.

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