THE PURPOSE OF THIS FUND...
Strickland Brothers 10 Minute Oil Change has partnered with the Winston Salem Foundation to create a fund that will help our local youth facing adversity. This fund will help supply ‘Buddy Benches’ to local elementary schools in the community. The ‘Buddy Bench’ will be placed on playgrounds for students who may not have someone to play with. The objective is to help students recognize children who may be outcast and to encourage inclusion for all.
In addition to the ‘Buddy Benches’, the Strickland Brothers Foundation Fund will be used to help under funded schools for education, scholarship opportunities, and many other projects to promote inclusion amongst students and help our local youth facing adversity.
MAKE A DONATION
All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the funds received are used for the causes of our fund – to supply local elementary schools with ‘Buddy Benches’ and help local children facing adversity.
IT ALL STARTED WHEN...
The motivation behind this Fund is our oldest son, Tate, who was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old by the school system, followed by a medical diagnosis.
Through his challenges, the hardest part as a parent has been to watch him struggle socially for acceptance. Multiple occasions coming home to tell us nobody would play with him and how much he hates school. Through our Fund, local elementary schools will have the opportunity to be gifted buddy benches, which are benches located on playgrounds for students who may not have someone to play with. The objective is to help students recognize children who may be outcast and to encourage inclusion for all.