Everyone needs a buddy!

The Buddy Bench concept originated with Christian Bucks, as a way to bring kids together to get to know each other and make new friends. Christian’s idea began with fundraising for a single Polly Products bench in his school and has since gone viral! His concept “to grow our dream circle of friends” promotes outreach, enabling children who may feel left out to find a playmate; team building, as they work together to raise funds for a Buddy Bench; community service, as private citizens, civic organizations and businesses can donate a personalized Buddy Bench which includes their name or personalized text.

As Christian said, “We show we care about others when we ask others to play. I also hope that new friendships will be made because of the buddy bench.”