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Blog by Sarah Putnam
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: March 10, 2023
In a sea of incredible nonprofits doing amazing work, Spare Key sets ourselves apart with our mission to help families facing real hardship pay real bills in real time. We provide donors with a direct line to families that need their help the most. Because the reality is that even when a devastating medical crisis hits, the bills don’t stop. Read this week’s Help Me Bounce blog by Executive Director Sarah Putnam to learn more about how Spare Key sets ourselves apart with our Help Me Bounce program.
 
2023 Groove Gala presented by Network Title, Inc.
2023 Groove Gala Presented By Network Title, Inc.
Author: Talia Simonett Published On: March 3, 2023
Spare Key is hosting our annual Groove Gala, presented by Network Title, Inc. on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 celebrating 26 years of helping families “Bounce and Not Break” during the most unimaginable time in their lives. The Groove Gala is like no other, including a silent auction, live auction, games, and extraordinary entertainment you won’t want to miss! Read on to learn more about what sets Spare Key’s Groove Gala apart from the rest and how you can join the fun!
 
QA Series Requesting Withdrawal
Author: Angela Frazier Published On: February 24, 2023
Spare Key’s mission has always been to help families facing medical crises so they can focus on the care and recovery of their loved ones facing unimaginable medical crises. As the Help Me Bounce Program Coordinator, Angela Frazier lives and breathes this mission every day as she works with families to answer any questions they may have about their Help me Bounce Campaign. This is why she focuses her Help Me Bounce blog each month to answering common questions families, donors, or even medical professionals may have about our program! One specific area where she works closely with families is when they are ready to make their first withdrawal from Help Me Bounce! Read on to follow the step-by-step process of how Spare Key pays families' bills through the Withdrawal Funds Process.
 
Families Giving Back by Alexia Sebesta
Author: Alexia Sebesta Published On: February 10, 2023
At Spare Key we are privileged to have helped thousands of families in their time of need throughout the past 26 years. The kindness and compassion of these families years after they received assistance is inspiring. Their willingness to give back in whatever way they can is just another reason Spare Key can continue serving families throughout the nation. We appreciate this kindness and generosity more than they could ever know.
 
You can sponsor hope
Author: Sarah Putnam Published On: February 2, 2023
Since beginning her new chapter as Spare Key’s Executive Director last November, one of Sarah’s main areas of focus has been meeting all Spare Key’s incredible partners, supporters, and sponsors. It’s been an honor for her to hear how countless generous individuals got involved with Spare Key’s mission. Many of these conversations have also evolved into how companies can help sponsor our 2023 Groove Gala presented by Network Title, Inc. Read on to hear Sarah’s reflection and gratitude for these conversations the last few months.
 
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!