Keenan Blog

Making A Difference, Making An Impact

November 27, 2019

During this time of year, people look for ways of giving something back to those in need. Although Keenan does this regularly throughout the year, this year’s Annual Meeting/IMPACT DAY was scheduled a little closer to Thanksgiving than usual. Because of that we had some extra time to reflect on all the opportunities that have brought us to where we all are today.

For our 2019 IMPACT DAYS, Keenan partnered with Give to Get, a social impact company that designs service activities and programs to engage and empower employees to give back to their communities.

Because the culture of giving is not a new concept here at Keenan, each year we strive to find new projects and new nonprofit organizations with whom we can partner.

This year, Give to Get led us in several new activities including:

  • Building furniture (120 pieces) for A Sense of Home & Bay Area Furniture Bank
  • Decorating planters, potting succulents (360 plants) and writing cards of support (760 cards) for Meals on Wheels - Torrance Lomita Region & Meals on Wheels – Diablo Region
  • Assembling kitchen and bathroom kits (760 kits) for A Sense of Home & The Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services
  • Stretching and painting canvases (342 canvases) for A Sense of Home & Bay Area Furniture Bank

During the afternoon activities, we all took a break from our projects to honor our founder John Keenan with a rowdy and fun rendition of his favorite song…YMCA!

In all, it was yet another year of learning about our company’s successes, celebrating this year’s Managers and Employees of the Year, catching up with old friends, making new friends… and ending it all on a high note of doing good for our local communities!

Looking for ways to make a difference in your community? This coming Tuesday, December 3, is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their towns, cities, nations and the world. It’s an opportunity to get involved and at you’ll find a directory to help you find organizations, events, and ways to give back in your own community.

We at Keenan wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


About JoAnn Angeli
JoAnn Angeli is the Event and Community Relations Manager at Keenan. In this role, JoAnn helped design and currently drives and directs the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.