Buddy Bench





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Homewood

Total Budget: $700

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: RI Youth Programs (Youth Exchange, RYLA, Rotaract, Interact)

Summary: A buddy bench is a special place in a school playground where a child can go when they want someone to talk to.

The concept behind the Buddy Bench, also called the Friendship Bench, is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Our project will be in partnership with our Homewood Rotary and interact clubs and the Homewood school district to purchase an install a buddy bench at one of our local elementary schools.

Promoting peace, friendship and goodwill, this project will serve as a model of service above self and provide a permanent symbol of fellowship on a local elementary school playground.

Our timeline will begin this summer with the goal of completing the installation of our buddy bench prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

We will allocate $415 of our district grant monies for this project with the balance of funds raised by club members. The cost of each buddy bench is approximately $450 with another $250 budgeted for labor and installation. Rotarians will be asked to support the project through fundraising and help with the installation and dedication of the buddy bench this fall.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Homewood

Primary Contact: Paul Donohue

Email: donopaul@yahoo.com

Project Status

Fully Pledged
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Homewood (6450)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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