Join Alysa on a Bench
I’m saving a Seat for you…
Creating and producing Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits has been of the absolute joys of my life as I’ve made new friends through the process, shared so many amazing friendship stories, and brought to light the issues that plague our friendships. But, let’s be real. Making friends and maintaining our friendships is hard. It’s hard for everyone, especially in a time that we are so connected to technology and when it seems a lot of others may be “full” on friendships. And, then I think about all the children and young people who may have difficulty starting friendships or managing the challenges of school, social, and home life, I think there’s more we can do. Something simple, like a bench to sit on, can encourage conversation and this is a great place to start.
So, I’m starting the campaign, Join Alysa on a Bench, which focuses on having others, like YOU, help me get Buddy Benches in schools, parks, on campuses, and wherever else we can encourage conversation, inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. Best Forevers is committed to collecting benches (whether through bench donations or money donations), giving those benches any needed TLC, and then etching the names of donators and their friends’ names into the bench. Then, the Buddy Benches will be donated to a community or school that needs it and is also committed to starting friendships. All donations will be used to obtain benches, spruce up the benches, get names etched into the benches, and delivery to its new home.
Thanks for joining me on a bench and helping contribute a way to make friendships to those around us!