The Key Commitment

Every year thousands of KeyBank teammates across the country contribute their time and talents to local nonprofit organizations to give back to their local communities for Key’s annual Neighbors Make The Difference© Day

Since 1991, KeyBank employees have been volunteering in their local communities to help make a difference in big and small ways.

KeyBank and the Center

A young man and woman in a storage pantry

The KeyBank Chelsea branch has been spending their volunteer hours at the St. Louis Center for several years. Many of those hours have helped to beautify the gardens. Last year they assembled furniture. On June 6, 2024, four employees from Chelsea branch and one area manager made a big difference in little ways at the Center.

A man and woman filling a tiny library with booksWith the kitchen renovation project underway, the kitchen manager had no time to organize boxes of supplies that were moved. All food preparation has been moved into a temporary kitchen trailer. There is very little space to store dishes and pantry items. The volunteers quickly helped to organize all of the items, making it easier for kitchen staff to find what they need to get meals prepared.

In the winter of 2022, Cassandra Kennedy built, installed, and stocked three little libraries on campus. The books that she donated needed a little organizing, so the KeyBank volunteers helped to reorganize the books. They also took a walk to swap out the books in the libraries around the campus.

Tom Mikula, the Chelsa KeyBank Branch Manager, said, “It means a lot to me to do this work at St. Louis Center. I have a daughter with special needs of my own, so this mission is close to my heart.” He has brought a team to St. Louis Center for the past 6 years. He enjoys helping in the gardens most but is happy to help wherever there is a need.

Thank you KeyBank!

Why volunteer at St. Louis Center?

St. Louis Center provides an opportunity to interact with and get to know community members with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Those who do quickly learn that labels are not people, and the people who call St. Louis Center home are extraordinary in many ways.

Fill out the form below to become one of St. Louis Center’s many volunteers, for questions, please contact the Development Office, by phone (734) 475-8430 or E-mail:

Please be sure to let us know if you wish to volunteer as a group or have special interests!