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Buddy Benches

First Name Donna
Last Name Payne
E-mail payner47@hotmail.com
Club Name Kinette Club of Wasaga Beach
District # 1
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Small community (less than 20,000)
Community Type Rural
Project Name Buddy Benches
Type of Project (check all that apply) Other
If other, please describe Buddy Benches for 3 schools
Was this project a fundraiser? No
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.
Service Hours 51-100
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? No
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? $1,000-$5,000
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)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? $4271.00
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.