A KeyBank volunteer assisting one of our program participants. Photo courtesy of Scott Eklund.
The Millionair Club Charity put KeyBank to work the morning of May 22, 2013 when 12 volunteers reported for duty as part of Key’s 23rd Annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day.
The KeyBank team met our program participants and provided job searching assistance – delivering resume tips, interview coaching and practice navigating online employment opportunities.
We help rebuild lives by providing job opportunities—daily work assignments, temporary jobs and permanent employment—to Seattle-area men and women seeking employment. We also provide essential wrap-around services, including connections to housing, hot meals, showers, laundry services, eye care and preventive medical care to support our workers’ success and help address unemployment and homelessness in our region.
“Thousands of men and women in our area are still affected by the recession and are looking for work,” said Jim Miller, executive director of the Millionair Club Charity. “It was great to have these business-savvy volunteers on hand to help our prospective workers with job hunting skills.”
On Neighbors Make a Difference Day, about two-thirds of KeyBank employees from Maine to Alaska made a difference in their respective communities. That adds up to more than 30,000 volunteer hours worth approximately $900,000. In the past 22 years, Key employees have given more than half a million volunteer hours through Neighbors Day.
One of the many organizations KeyBank employees served, the Millionair Club Charity fits with the bank’s mission to help people become more independent and financially self-sufficient.
“Having the opportunity to mentor people who are actively seeking employment was a privilege. It was rewarding to help them identify and apply their management and work experience,” said Christine Liu, senior vice president and senior business banker at KeyBank.
“We also had fun doing this as a team and would highly recommend this volunteer opportunity to any team who wishes to make a difference in their community,” Liu says.
After the employment counseling session, KeyBank volunteers assisted in serving a hot, nutritious meal, another vital service that we provide to our workers to fuel them for the job.