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Impossible without Volunteers
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: January 26, 2023
On Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, Spare Key is hosting our annual 2023 Groove Gala, presented by Network Title, Inc., welcoming 800 attendees to join the celebration in supporting families facing a medical crisis “Bounce and Not Break” during their time of need! With a small but mighty team of 4, most people wonder how this event is possible! Read on to learn more about the new opportunities this year’s 2023 Groove Gala brings and how YOU can be a part of the solution!
 
Making A Donation
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: January 19, 2023
Each month, Spare Key’s Help Me Bounce Program Coordinator, Angela Frazier, provides insight on how our program works through our Help Me Bounce Q&A Series. The focus of each installment changes, but the goal remains the same - providing a place of reference for answers to commonly asked questions. The topic for this month’s installment is making a donation, and the immediate difference it makes for families we support during their greatest time of need. Read on to find answers to your questions about donating to Spare Key and families on Help Me Bounce.
 
Spare Key Transparency Blog by Alexia
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: January 11, 2023
Last month, Spare Key’s Chief Financial Officer Alexia Sebesta wrote about transparency on Spare Key’s Help Me Bounce platform. She explained how we give donors 100% confidence that their donated dollars are going exactly where they’re intended. But how does Spare Key handle transparency on our operational side to ensure that our donors can have confidence in giving funds directly to Spare Key? Read on to learn more.
 
Thank you to everyone that supported Spare Key in 2022
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: December 30, 2022
With only two days left to 2022, Spare Key’s Executive Director, Sarah Putnam, took the opportunity in her last blog of the year to reflect on not just this past year, but the last 25 Spare Key has been serving families. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the unwavering support of countless individuals and partners, and words can barely express our gratitude to each and every one of you. With your continued support, Spare Key is honored to support families facing real hardship pay real bills in real time.
 
Cookies with Santa 2022
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: December 22, 2022
On December 11th, 2022, Spare Key hosted our annual FREE Cookies with Santa event, welcoming families around the community to come enjoy a day celebrating the holiday season! Cookies with Santa is always an exciting day, but this year was extra special welcoming over 200 people. Read on to learn more about what this year had in store!
 
Common questions surrounding medical professional verification
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: December 16, 2022
As Help Me Bounce Program Coordinator, Angela Frazier takes note of common questions asked by users of Help Me Bounce. These questions may come from families, donors, or medical professionals. When Spare Key launched our Help Me Bounce Blog, Angela immediately knew she wanted to start a Q&A Series for individuals to reference when they needed additional clarification around the application or donation process. So the Help Me Bounce Q&A Series was born! While every part of the application process is equally important, the medical professional verification portion is different in that it brings a person from outside the organization onto the platform to verify an applicant’s medical situation. In this month’s installment of the series, Angela dives into common questions she hears around this verification process.
 
Transparency in giving.
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: December 1, 2022
Spare Key believes in 100% confidence and 100% transparency into your donated dollars on Help Me Bounce. But what does that actually mean? How does Spare Key ensure families on our platform are facing a medical crisis? How do we ensure that donated dollars go exactly where they’re intended? Read on to hear how Spare Key’s Chief Administrative Officer, Alexia Sebesta helps provide that transparency within her role each and every day.
 
Give to the Max Day 2022
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: November 17, 2022
Today is Give to the Max Day! A statewide day of giving. To learn more about this inspiring day, read Executive Director Sarah Putnam’s blog about when she first learned about Give to the Max Day and how Spare Key has celebrated this day since 2019!
 
Spare Key celebrates Give to the Max Day
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: November 10, 2022
Spare Key is partnering with their fellow Minnesotan organizations to host “Toys to the Max Day.” A day dedicated to collecting toys that will be used in this year’s holiday celebrations! Read on to learn more about what we have planned to celebrate Minnesota’s annual day of giving: “Give to the Max Day.”
 
Common Questions about Funding Goals
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: November 3, 2022
A core goal at Spare Key has always been to support families during unimaginable medical crises. Spare Key accomplishes this mission through our Help Me Bounce platform. This platform gives donors a direct line to make a real and immediate impact on families throughout the nation.

This platform also gives both families and donors clarity and transparency that donated dollars go exactly where they’re intended. Spare Key doesn’t take a cut of any donations raised on Help Me Bounce giving families 100% of donations raised towards their campaign. Spare Key makes payments directly to servicers/providers of the families’ bills giving donors 100% confidence their donations are going where they’re intended. We accomplish this through “Funding Goals”.

In this month’s installment to the Help Me Bounce Q&A Series, Angela explains how Spare Key uses funding goals to provide more transparency and accountability to donations given on Help Me Bounce.