Buddy Benches Volunteer Project
Published On: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Original Publisher: Carpenter Contractor Trust
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 277, volunteered their time, energy and skills to build eight Buddy Benches
April 24, 2017
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 277, volunteered their time, energy and skills to build eight Buddy Benches on Saturday, April 24th. These benches will be gifted to the Binghamton City School District on behalf of the Mason P. McKan Benevolence Fund.
The Mason P. McKan Benevolence Fund is a non-profit, based in Binghamton, which honors Baby Mason, every year, whose life was tragically cut short at the age of 6 months.
The fund supports the local community in a positive and giving manner, and the benches which were handcrafted by union carpenters will be dispersed in playgrounds at different schools in the area.
Buddy Benches seek to provide help to lonely kids who may need to talk to a friend without having to speak out. If a child is on the Bench, other kids and teachers are encouraged to invite that child to play. Buddy Benches aim to foster friendships by increasing interaction and eliminating loneliness.
Union Carpenters continuously assist and support their local communities by providing their skills, knowledge and expertise to aid overall community development.