Buddy Benches Around the World Archives - Christian's Buddy Bench

31
Aug
2016
Kehrs Mill Elementary School

Kehrs Mill Elementary School

By Alyson Bucks on August 31, 2016 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

Fifth graders at Kehrs Mill Elementary School in Chesterfield, MO presented a Buddy Bench to their school.  They raised money for the bench by selling “baby ads” for their school yearbook.  What a great idea!  The fifth graders also created a video to be used for years to come that explains the Buddy Bench and […]

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31
Aug
2016
Colo-NESCO Elementary School wins Buddy Bench!

Colo-NESCO Elementary School wins Buddy Bench!

By Alyson Bucks on August 31, 2016 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

Premier Polysteel, a family-owned company out of Iowa, launched a campaign called #ANTIBULLYING-PREMIERPOLYSTEEL and created a “Win A Buddy Bench” contest.  School districts across the state were encouraged to submit a 30 second video about why their school deserved to win a free Buddy Bench.  Colo-NESCO Elementary School in Zearing, Iowa was the lucky winner! […]

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31
Aug
2016
Florence Markofer Elementary

Florence Markofer Elementary

By Alyson Bucks on August 31, 2016 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

An extremely talented artist, Louis Buchetto, created this beautiful Buddy Bench and kindly donated it to Florence Markofer Elementary School in Elk Grove, California.  These students are so fortunate to have such a beautiful bench at their school!  We are grateful for the generosity of Mr. Buchetto!

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28
Aug
2016
Granger Elementary School

Granger Elementary School

By Alyson Bucks on August 28, 2016 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

Girls from Girl Scout Troop 90196 in Medina, Ohio worked hard raising money for a Buddy Bench for their school!  Click here to read an article about their efforts!

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28
Aug
2016
East Grand Plains Elementary School

East Grand Plains Elementary School

By Alyson Bucks on August 28, 2016 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

Fifth graders at East Grand Plains Elementary School in Roswell, New Mexico wanted to leave behind a meaningful legacy at their school.  They chose to leave a gift of a Buddy Bench so that they could help students for years to come.  They covered it with quotes and sayings about the bench and making new […]

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17
Jan
2016
St Leonard School Buddy Bench

St Leonard School Buddy Bench

By Alyson Bucks on January 17, 2016 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

Carolyn Kopp, a Girl Scout from Muskego, Wisconsin, has been working very hard to bring a Buddy Bench to her former school.  The project is now complete!  Not only did she make a beautiful bench, she created a sustainability video which she presented to the teachers at the school.  Carolyn dedicated 93 hours and 35 […]

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5
Dec
2015
Oklahoma School for the Deaf

Oklahoma School for the Deaf

By Alyson Bucks on December 5, 2015 in Buddy Benches Around the World with No Comments

Oklahoma School for the Deaf has a new Buddy Bench thanks to the hard work of students in the high school welding class!  See the press release below to learn how it came about for this great school! SULPHUR, Okla. – Elementary students at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf are fostering friendship during recess […]

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19
Aug
2015
Mercer Area Elementary School + AmeriCorps = Buddy Bench!

Mercer Area Elementary School + AmeriCorps = Buddy Bench!

By Alyson Bucks on August 19, 2015 in Buddy Benches Around the World with 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 […]

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17
Jul
2015

Louis Buchetto, Artist – Buddy Benches

By Alyson Bucks on July 17, 2015 in Buddy Bench News Buddy Benches Around the World with 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 […]

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17
Jul
2015
Macdonald Consolidated School

Macdonald Consolidated School

By Alyson Bucks on July 17, 2015 in Buddy Benches Around the World with 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 […]

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