(SEATTLE) December 15, 2020 – KeyBank has wrapped up its latest community effort #KeyBankAssists 3.0, where it distributed more than $340,000 to small businesses, non-profits and families across its national footprint, as part of the $18 million philanthropic commitment KeyBank has made for COVID-19 response.
In Seattle, KeyBank teamed with Mariners Outfielder, Kyle Lewis, to make a $12,500 donation to the University District League Food Bank, $10,000 to Friends of Children Seattle, as well as donating $50 gift cards to customers of various small businesses around Seattle during the first two weeks of December.
The small businesses that joined in the effort in Seattle were:
- Likelihood Boutique
- That Brown Girl Cooks
- Kona Kitchen
- Ezell's Famous Chicken
KeyBank purchased gift cards to these small business and then surprised customers with them as a way to provide additional support to both the business and local families.
“Our goal was to help positively impact all parts of the community, and it was fun to support a diverse group of businesses across the areas we serve and surprise and delight their customers,” said KeyBank Seattle Cascades Market President, Matt Hill.
Two earlier endeavors, #KeyBankAssists
2.0 in July and the first round of #KeyBankAssists in April, provided $569,000 combined in assistance to small businesses, non-profits, essential workers, first responders and families across KeyBank’s national footprint.
“The spread of COVID-19 is impacting everyone, and especially those in already vulnerable situations. KeyBank is proud to join with other businesses and groups as we stand together to help protect and support all members of our community during this crisis,” Hill said.
On a national level, Soledad O’Brien served as a voice to drive awareness of #KeyBank Assists 3.0, as part of her ongoing commitment to help support communities as we move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More information about how KeyBank is helping communities get through COVID-19, including KeyBank Foundation’s $18 million philanthropic commitment, is available at key.com/coronavirus
About KeyBank (NYSE: KEY)
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $170.5 billion at September 30, 2020.
Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,000 branches and approximately 1,400 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBank Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/
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