TAKE A SEAT…and learn how Middlesex County cares…

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It’s a simple idea – with lasting results.

Sometimes children (and even adults) feel alone. Sometimes children aren’t certain how to ask others to be included in activities at school. Well, there’s a solution – the Buddy Bench.

Thanks to a partnership with the Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners and At-Risk Boys Funds, Rushford Academy, and you, our kind and generous donors, Buddy Benches are appearing on playgrounds throughout Middlesex County.

RALLYING FOR RESPECT, KINDNESS, AND POSITIVE CHANGE with a BUDDY BENCH PROGRAM.

Buddy Benches are safe havens on playgrounds and give grade school children the easy opportunity to “buddy up” with those who may be feeling alone during recess or other free play activity times. The Buddy Benches are constructed by at-risk youth residing at Rushford Academy as a way to learn a life skill and give back to their community. We can’t think of a better example of how we ALL can truly make a real difference by working TOGETHER.

Hats off to everyone in Middlesex County for caring. Thank you for joining our efforts in rallying for respect, kindness, and positive change!

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