PORTLAND — KeyBank’s 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day is on Wednesday, May 23, when employees across the state will spend the day volunteering with community organizations and service projects, including Camden Public Library, Camp Ketcha, Rippleffect and more.
They will join nearly 7,000 fellow bank employees in receiving paid time off to volunteer in the neighborhoods where they live and work. Nationally, KeyBank employees will complete more than 800 community service projects, totaling an estimated 28,000 hours in a single day.
KeyBank employees will be volunteering at the following Maine organizations:
GRTR Androscoggin Humane Society
55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME
Augusta Downtown Alliance
Parks throughout the town of Augusta
Bangor Parks and Recreation
647 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Mid Coast Hospital
The Healing Garden
123 Medical Center Drive Brunswick, ME 04011
Brunswick Hospital Campus
Broadreach Family & Community Services
8 Stephenson Lane, Belfast, ME 04915
Crescent Park Elementary
19 Crescent Lane, Bethel Maine 04217
Camden Public Library
55 Main St. Camden ME
336 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074
ME State Golf Assoc.
159 State Street – Cow Island
American Red Cross
Various locations around town in private homes
Families First Community Center
41 North St. Ellsworth ME
American Red Cross
7 Hatch Drive, Caribou Maine 04736
Coastal Humane Society
190 Pleasant St. Brunswick, Me 04011
Mother Seton House
Fryeburg, ME 04037 (NOTE: address is unpublished for privacy reasons)
Homeless Animal Rescue Team
302 Range Rd Cumberland ME
Maine Wildlife Park
56 Game Farm Rd. Gray ME
Back Pack Program
31 High Street
York Community Service Association
855 US Rt. One
The Root Cellar
2630 Washington Ave, Portland ME 04101
112 King St., Oxford, Maine 04270
Ogunquit Fire Dept
13 School St. Ogunquit ME
Rumford Community Home – Long Term Care Facility
11 John F Kennedy Lane, Rumford Maine 04276
100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901
Various locations on Main St in Wilton
Riding to the Top
14 Lilac Drive, Windham, ME 04062
Camp SOCI – Town of Yarmouth
7 Sandy Point Rd. Yarmouth
Many of Maine KeyBank branches will close at noon on May 23 to accommodate employee volunteers, although some will have their drive-up windows open for customers; in addition customers will have access to ATMs, as well as online and mobile banking. Branches closing at noon are: Auburndale, Augusta Key Plaza, Bangor, Brewer, Camden, Portland/Commercial St., Ellsworth, Freeport, Fryeburg, Bridgton, Gorham, Gray, Northgate, Guilford, Kennebunk, Kittery, Maine Mall, Norway, Ogunquit, Springvale, SKO/Madison Ave, Waterville, Wilton, Winthrop, and Yarmouth.
Neighbors Make the Difference Day launched in 1991, with a group of KeyBank employees in Alaska who volunteered for service projects. By 1993, KeyBank 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 KeyBank’s commitment to communities.
“Volunteerism is central to KeyBank’s culture and to the character of our company,” said Sterling Kozlowski, Maine Market President, KeyBank. “Neighbors Make the Difference Day is one way we bring that to life and help our neighborhoods and our communities thrive.”
To participate in the social media conversation on May 23, follow #NeighborsDay and #IAmKey, @KeyBank on Twitter and KeyBank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keybank.
For more information about KeyBank’s commitment to transformative philanthropy and volunteerism, visit www.key.com/philanthropy.