How Recycled Keys Are Giving The Homeless A Second Chance
Founded by singer/songwriter Caitlin Crosby, The Giving Keys employ men and women in Los Angeles looking to transition out of homelessness to hand engrave keys with words of encouragement.
Her story began with a hotel room key.
After realizing that in a way all humans are like old keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and at risk of being discarded – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.
By taking old keys and transforming them into jewelry and accessories etched with “hope," “believe," and “dream" among other inspirational words, they serve a special purpose to the wearer until they decide to pay it forward and pass the key long to someone else.