Buddy Bench Project

Thank you for visiting the buddy bench fundraising page. Here you can donate to your child’s specific school or a school still not funded. The schools already funded are listed below. Each bench cost $500. 

Schools funded so far-

McKinley (Completed)
Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Valley Vista

Six schools donated by Steven, but still not decided

Where does your donation go?

Donations will go towards supplying  the PHS shop class with the materials needed to create buddy benches for the Petaluma elementary schools. Each Buddy Bench cost upwards to $500 and there are a dozen plus schools we would like to install them in.

When donating, please indicate which school you would like your donation to go towards. You can make a donation online below.



Mail a check to Race for Kids P.O. Box 2752, Petaluma, CA 94953

All donations are tax deductible at the extent permitted by law. Race for Kids Tax ID # is 90-0716012

What is a buddy bench?

A buddy bench is placed on the playground and is a place for a child to meet up with another buddy. So when children find themselves alone, all they need to do is sit on the buddy bench to initiate their desire for someone to talk or play.

Recent Petaluma 360 Article about the project-