Citizen Keith McClendon Provides Humble Example of Generosity by Giving Quietly Where Needed Most
Keith McClendon, 43, born and raised in Hartford and a 1990 graduate of Weaver High School gives back to our community in quiet but meaningful ways. He gives bikes and toys to Milner School students, coaches kids, and helps provide dinners for families.
He works at a company called Pegasus Manufacturing as a welder and has coached girls basketball for the last 10 years.
He says, "The work I do with the school system is nothing big. Just a personal thing with the teachers, staff, and principal at Milner School. I try and do as much as I can for the kids and their families there. I understand what its like to grow up wanting things that weren't necessities. That's where the bikes and toys come in. Though I always had food on the table, I know everyone else doesn't. Thus the Thanksgiving dinners I provide. As for an impact on the kids, I try and let them know that hard work pays off. And that you don't have to be rich to help out others. To someone with very little, a little will help. The message I like to give to others is to just try and be a good person. Be kind and respectful to others."
He calls himself a regular guy trying to bring joy to others. Thank you, Keith.