|Kinette Club of Wasaga Beach
|Number of Members
|Small community (less than 20,000)
|Type of Project (check all that apply)
|If other, please describe
|Buddy Benches for 3 schools
|Was this project a fundraiser?
|Description of project
|Buddy Bench where children are sad, don't have friends, or just want to talk. Others see them on the bench & go to chat.
|Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members?
|If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
|How was this project promoted in your community?
|I approached the schools & asked if they were interested in a bench. I dealt with our Parks & Rec. Dept. to give me names of suppliers, help ask questions & they helped with delivery.
|What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved?
|It was hard because I couldn't see the bench. At first I checked recycle material but realized it could get damaged more than metal. It had to have arms for special needs children to use it.
|What was the approximate budget for this project?
|If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project?
|Money came from our HomeTour acct.
|If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)?
|What were the expenses for this project?
|Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community?
|The benches were more than I expected. The schools just loved them. They were very sturdy. I ordered green & medium blue. We had the words Buddy Bench lasered in on the back & we had plaques made up to say we had donated them. The schools were going to chain them to a tree so no one could take them.