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2024 Groove Gala Details
Spare Key's 2024 Groove Gala
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: February 13, 2024
On Saturday, April 20th, 2024 Spare Key welcomes you back for our annual 2024 Groove Gala, presented by Network Title and hosted at The Renaissance Depot in downtown Minneapolis! Every year, we strive to create a unique experience different from the year prior. Read more for a sneak peek into this year’s red carpet experience.
 
Caring Strangers Bring Hope Blog
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: January 4, 2024
2023 – what a year! Here at Spare Key, we are incredibly grateful to so many amazing individuals that show their support for our mission year after year. Your support, dedication, and generosity allows us to serve more families than ever facing real hardship pay real bills in real time. And most importantly, it allows us to give HOPE to so many families that need a little extra support. These families need a helping hand so they can spend more time with their loved one at the hospital. Read on to hear how that time gives the families we serve hope in the darkest of times.
 
HMB QA Series by Angela
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: December 21, 2023
While our platform is a powerful source that allows thousands of donors to support our families on Help Me Bounce, there is so much more that Spare Key does to support the families on our platform! Join me while I provide answers to questions surrounding the sources of funding that are raised on Help Me Bounce and ways Spare Key fulfills their mission in this installment of the Help Me Bounce Q&A Series: Sources Behind Funding Families.
 
Cookies with Santa Event by Alexia Sebesta
2023 Cookes with Santa
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: November 22, 2023
Santa, cookies, and toys oh my! It’s almost time for “Cookies with Santa”! Each year, Spare Key hosts this FREE event for families in need around the Twin Cities! This year, the celebration is taking place on Sunday, December 10th from 2-4pm! From Santa and crafts to toys and snacks, there is something for kids of all ages!
 
It's A Wonderful Life Cast
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: November 9, 2023
Spare Key’s summer was jam-packed with fun-filled events, but we aren’t slowing down! We are bringing back some of the most highly requested Holiday events this winter. Read more to learn how you and your family can join the festive fun!
 
MBA of St Louis Golf Tournament
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: November 2, 2023
Spare Key was honored and privileged to make the trek down to St. Louis for the Mortgage Banker’s Association of St Louis’s Annual Golf Outing at Whitmoor Country Club! This is the second year Spare Key has attended this tournament, and we were SO excited to see the returning faces of our partners and friends in Missouri who support Spare Key’s mission of helping families facing real hardship pay real bills in real time! Read on to hear how the day went!
 
Man staring at computer
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: October 11, 2023
At Spare Key, we help families “Bounce and Not Break” through our Help Me Bounce program, assisting families from across the country and in all age brackets. We strive to ensure our platform is the most transparent, user-friendly & convenient place for families facing medical crisis. We have dedicated the Help Me Bounce Q&A Series to answer your questions surrounding our platform and its processes. No matter how tech-savvy you may be, this series was created for a place of reference, no matter the question! Join Angela, as she guides you through the most commonly asked questions (and answers!) surrounding the platform with this installment of Help Me Bounce Q&A Series: Technology Questions.
 
Lend Smart Mortgage's 14th Annual Mike Lust Charity Golf
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: September 18, 2023
Spare Key is honored and proud to be the benefitting charity again this year for Lend Smart Mortgage’s Mike Lust Charity Golf Tournament presented by Network Title, Inc.! This tournament sells out each year, but there’ still opportunities to get involved and show your support to Spare Key! With Woodstock as the theme, a silent auction full of goodies, and an Ultimate Golf Raffle, it is sure to be the grooviest golf tournament of the year! Read on to learn about the day and how you can still get involved!
 
QandA Series by Angela
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: August 17, 2023
Spare Key’s Help Me Bounce Program Coordinator, Angela Frazier, shares her insights on our platform through the Help Me Bounce Q & A Series. Each installment highlights the topics of commonly asked questions. She determines the focus through her daily communication with families and donors on Help Me Bounce. Today she is sharing her insights on gaining and maintaining momentum for families’ campaigns throughout their Help Me Bounce journey.
 
1st Annual Bounce and Not Break Bags Tournament
Presented by TitleSmart, Inc
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: August 3, 2023
The Spare Key team has been working hard to create a NEW, exciting, and interactive summer event for our supporters. We are proud to announce that we came up with the PERFECT summertime activity! A cornhole tournament! On August 29th, Spare Key will host the FIRST EVER ‘Bounce and Not Break’ Bags Tournament presented by TitleSmart, Inc.! Keep reading to learn more about what the day includes and how YOU can get involved!