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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!
The Loop Golf Tournament
The Loop Golf Tournament
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: July 20, 2023
Spare Key loves partnering with local companies to continue to raise awareness and funds for the families we serve. The perfect example of this is our partnership with The Loop at their annual golf tournament and this year is The Loop’s 15th Annual Tournament. The day is bound to be a blast! Read more to learn about this partnership and the role that Spare Key plays in making this tournament a success!
Christmas in July at The Saint Paul Hotel
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: July 6, 2023
The Saint Paul Hotel: Where the holiday season is celebrated not only once, but TWICE a year! On July 25th from 3-5:30 pm The Saint Paul Hotel is welcoming the community to celebrate "Christmas in July"! The day will be filled with local vendors selling handmade items, small bites & beverages and even a chance to say “Hi” to the Spare Key team! Read more to find out how you can get involved in the holiday festivities!
Writing Your Story by Angela Frazier
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: June 22, 2023
Each month, I take this opportunity to write about the processes and offer a deeper view of our Help Me Bounce platform. I’ve dedicating this space to share information I’ve gathered through my role and talking to the families every day. As Help Me Bounce Program Coordinator, this Q&A series has been a great way to highlight areas where we receive the most questions. This month’s installment is geared towards the families on our platform. It’s focused on the importance of writing their story and the impact it makes on their campaign. I hope to continue providing an easy and meaningful experience for everyone who visits the platform with this installment in the Help Me Bounce Q&A Series - Writing Your Story.
Missouri Growth
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: June 8, 2023
Growth takes time – ask any business owner. And nonprofits are no different! When Spare Key launched our Help Me Bounce platform back in 2019, we knew we had launched the solution to helping exponentially more families throughout the nation facing medical crises.But that’s when the hard work really began. We needed to register to help families in more states throughout the nation and that takes time. Then, we needed to ensure families actually KNEW about Spare Key and how we can help. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we are continually learning and growing.

2023 Summer Events Blog
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: May 25, 2023
Now that the Groove Gala season has come to an end, how does the Spare Key team fill their days? Trust me, as Spare Key’s Director of Events, I can confidently say now that the sun is out, the fun is just starting. The Spare Key Team has a fun-filled summer planned for you including our fan-favorite golf tournaments and even a birthday party for someone special to Spare Key! Read on to get a sneak peek at what's ahead…
Blog by Alexia Sebesta
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: May 18, 2023
Get a glimpse behind the curtain of what it takes to run a successful registration and check out process at an event as big as Spare Key’s Groove Gala! We love seeing our sponsors, board members, and supporters year after year and without our volunteers we could never make this huge undertaking happen so seamlessly!
Creating a Profile on Help Me Bounce
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: May 11, 2023
As the Help Me Bounce Coordinator, one of my responsibilities is to ensure everyone’s experience on our platform is successful. My goal is to provide all visitors to the site the confidence to complete each task with ease. This Help Me Bounce Blog Q&A Series has been the best way for me to achieve this; in dedicating each entry to a specific topic within the program. Each month I collect frequently asked questions about each topic and deliver you the answers. As I continue highlighting the importance of every section within the Help Me Bounce platform and why each step is necessary, I bring you this next installment in the Q&A Series - Creating a profile.
The Hoyle Family
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: April 27, 2023
As the full Spare Key team wraps up final details from last Saturday’s Groove Gala, presented by Network Title, Inc., Spare Key’s Executive Director, Sarah Putnam, took some time to reflect on the night. The generosity, the sponsors, the volunteers, the attendees, and the Hoyle Family who was able to share their story and their experience on Help Me Bounce. Read on to hear highlights from another incredible celebration of Spare Key’s important work helping families facing unimaginable medical hardship “Bounce and Not Break”!
It Takes A Village
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: April 13, 2023
With the 2023 Groove Gala right around the corner, the Spare Key team is in full Groove Gala planning mode. Read on to hear how Director of Events Talia Simonett is feeling with the big celebration LESS THAN two weeks away!