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Posted on: August 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Buddy Bench Program Starting at Area Schools

Bddy Bnch

In an effort to eliminate loneliness on the playground and foster friendships, Angelic Kindness has partnered with Valley View School District #365U and Plainfield School District #200 to bring the Buddy Bench program to the area. 12 schools will receive a bench, each being sponsored by a business, organization, or individual in the community. When a child is looking for a friend to play with, whether they are new to the school, their friends are not there that day, or they want to make new friends, they will sit on the bench to let others know they are looking for a buddy. Other kids on the playground will take notice and new friendships will be made. This program has also been found to reduce bullying at elementary schools.

“Angelic Kindness has been an outstanding partner.” said Mayor Noak. “The Buddy Bench program aims to foster new friendships and help address bullying in our local schools.”

If you would like to learn more about Angelic Kindness, you can visit their website at or find them on Facebook at Angelic Kindness is extremely grateful to their community partners who have sponsored the Buddy Benches:




Romeoville Police Department

Irene King Elementary

Romeoville Professional Firefighters Local 4237

Mitchem Early Childhood Center

Fat Ricky’s & The DiPego Family

Hermansen Elementary

Uncle Bub’s BBQ

Beverly Skoff Elementary

Mayor John Noak & The Village of Romeoville

Lakewood Falls Elementary

Trichardt Family Wellness Gareth & Melinda

R.C. Hill Elementary

KOC Bishop Kaffer Council 10944

St Andrew’s School

Steve Quigley & Family

B.J. Ward Elementary

Hampton Park SAC Club

Oakview Elementary

Roger Claar, Pat Claar and Lindsey Claar

Wood View Elementary

Mayor Mary Alexander Basta & The Village of Bolingbrook

Pioneer Elementary and

J.R. Tibbott Elementary


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