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KeyBank volunteers help Millionair Club Charity workers with job hunting

A KeyBank volunteer assists a Millionair Club Charity participant.

A KeyBank volunteer assists a Millionair Club Charity participant. Photo Courtesy: Scott Eklund

The Millionair Club Charity put KeyBank to work the morning of May 22, 2013 when 12 volunteers reported for duty as part of Key’s 23rd Annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

The KeyBank team met Millionair Club Charity participants and provided job searching assistance – delivering resume tips, interview coaching and practice navigating online employment opportunities.

The Millionair Club Charity rebuilds lives by providing job opportunities—daily work assignments, temporary jobs and permanent employment—to Seattle-area men and women seeking employment. The Belltown-based non-profit also provides essential wrap-around services, including connections to housing, hot meals, showers, laundry services, eye care and preventive medical care to support its workers’ success and help address unemployment and homelessness in the region.

“Thousands of men and women in our area are still affected by the recession and are looking for work,” said Jim Miller, executive director of the Millionair Club Charity. “It was great to have these business-savvy volunteers on hand to help our prospective workers with job hunting skills.”

On Neighbors Make the Difference Day, about two-thirds of KeyBank employees from Maine to Alaska made a difference in their respective communities. That adds up to more than 30,000 volunteer hours worth approximately $900,000. In the past 22 years, Key employees have given more than half a million volunteer hours through Neighbors Day.

One of the many organizations KeyBank employees served, the Millionair Club Charity fit with the bank’s mission to help people become more independent and financially self-sufficient.

After the employment counseling session, KeyBank volunteers assisted in serving a hot, nutritious meal, another vital service that Millionair Club Charity provides to its workers to fuel them for the job.