What Is The Buddy Bench?

The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and kindness!

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Mercer Area Elementary School + AmeriCorps = Buddy Bench!

August 19, 2015 - No Comments

A summer service-learning project through AmeriCorps in Mercer, Pennsylvania led to the construction of a Buddy Bench for Mercer Area Elementary School!  Christian Skyped with the students of the program in July and then they got to work on their bench!  They did a great job!  Check out the pictures from start to finish! Skyping […]


Louis Buchetto, Artist – Buddy Benches

July 17, 2015 - No Comments

When Louis Buchetto learned about the Buddy Bench, he decided to use his artistic talents and make one of his own.  He says “I’m building these benches because I was that socially shy kid, most of the time loving my inner world. It’s the times in which I struggled to make a social connection that […]


Macdonald Consolidated School

July 17, 2015 - No Comments

This beautiful steel bench was crafted by the Industrial Mechanics Department of New Brunswick Community College and donated to Macdonald Consolidated School in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada.  A parent, who is a member of the Home and School Association of the school, approached the college and asked them if they would craft and donate a...