Keys for Kids

We appreciate your keys donations

 Keys for Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization operated by volunteers dedicated to inspiring youth through recycling keys and community involvement.  

Together we can make a difference,

 by recycling keys.

 Volunteers sort keys based on the type of key and whether the key will be upcycled or recycled.

community involvement

Keys for Community

Keys for Kids

 Keys for Kids encourages community involvement from businesses, organizations, youth groups, key collection sites, and schools by collecting unwanted keys to be recycled.  

 As available, recycling proceeds provide Keys for Community Grants to benefit specific community requests to make an impact within an applicant’s own community.     

Consider becoming involved within the homeless facilities, senior living facilities, disabled or elderly neighbors, animal shelters, and/or children's hospitals by:

*Serve a meal, volunteer, and visit 

*Knit and/or collect scarves, blankets, and/or socks 

*Collect gifts, needs bags, and/or holiday/birthday bags

*Organize a neighborhood park cleanup

*Start a community garden 

*Assist neighbors with lawn care or snow removal

Previous drives proceeds benefited:

The Sunshine Foundation; 

thanks to Halle's Key Drive of PA

Contact Keys for Kids at for more information and how to apply for a Keys for Community Grant and make an impact within your Community.

Students Recycling Keys

Students Recycling Keys

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Keys for Kids encourages students to collect and sort keys to be recycled to benefit their classmates. Proceeds of this key recycling process  provide in-school scholarships allowing all students the  opportunity to participate in athletics, vocational opportunities, tutoring, field trips, or replenish negative lunch accounts.  Students may also choose to use the recycling proceeds to impact their community.

Schools previously participated:

South Education Center of Richfield, MN

YMCA Minnetonka Youth Group of Minnetonka, MN

Scenic Heights Elementary of Minnetonka, MN

Lakewood High School of Lakewood, NJ

Normandale Hills Elementary of Bloomington, MN

Our Lady of the Lakes of Mound, MN

WEM Elementary of Waterville, MN

All students are welcome to participate in Students Recycling Keys. 

Contact Keys for Kids at if your school would like to start a key drive to benefit your school:

14702 Excelsior Blvd #1069

Minnetonka, MN 55345-1069

(763) 280-3108

Community Events


 Keys for Kids is a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization operated by volunteers that are  committed to inspiring youth through recycling keys and community involvement.  

Keys for Kids volunteers have hosted various fundraising and community involvement events for families.

Previous events include: 

Skate for Dreams,

Bowling for Dreams,

Keys for Kids Car Show


Bowling for Kids.

Event tickets and venue rental donations are appreciated.

14702 Excelsior Blvd #1069

Minnetonka, MN 55345-1069

(763) 280-3108

Tickets for Kids


Keys for Kids participates in ticket programs allowing us to share the joy of a day at  a community event with family. 

Since 2012 Keys for Kids has shared hundreds of tickets  to families and children that may not otherwise have this opportunity.

Thank you to: 

Minnesota TwinsCare, 

Minnesota Timberwolves Foundation,


Minnesota Lynx Foundation.

Past games:

MN Twins

MN Lynx

MN TimberWolves

If your family would like the opportunity to enjoy the joy of a game, please contact us at  



Keys for Kids has adopted and taken responsibility to properly dispose of trash bi-annually within 1.5 miles of Highway 62, just west of Highway 494 of Minnetonka, MN. 

Tis' the Season Key Drive

Tis the Season Key Drive

Keys for Kids hosts seasonal key drives with recycling proceeds to benefit children's  

501(c)(3) registered non profit organizations.

Previous drives proceeds benefited:

The One Love Brigade,

District 287 South Education Center,

The Sunshine Foundation,

Spare Keys,



The Kids in Need Foundation. 

Thank you

Keys for Kids

Youngstedt's Goodyear for promoting Keys for Kids and continued support as a key collection site.  

Keys for Kids
Twin Cities Live

 Twin Cities Live for selecting Keys for Kids to be part of RockStar Row! 


 Rotary Club of NW Metro and Minnetonka Lions Club for allowing Keys for Kids to share our mission and for the donation!​ 

Thank you for recycling your unwanted keys.