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LINCOLN ELEMENTARY UNVEILS ‘BUDDY BENCH’ AT ANTI-BULLYING ASSEMBLY

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Students at Clovis Unified’s Lincoln Elementary are smiling a bit brighter and treating each other with more kindness as they take up the national Great Kindness Challenge, a positive and uplifting program that creates a culture of kindness in schools and communities.

The assembly concluded with the unveiling of a “Buddy Bench,” where children who want to make a new friend or who need a kind word can sit and others will come to help them out. The bench was made possible by community partner, Pizza Factory.

“The bench is designed to give kids a place to go when they feel lonely, sad or when they feel ignored and they need a friend. They can go sit down on this bench and the concept is somebody can see them on the bench and they can reach out to them and they would
know that they need a friend,” said Uma Patel, co-owner of Fresno’s Pizza Factory

PIZZA FACTORY TRYING TO PUT AN END TO BULLYING WITH BUDDY BENCH DONATION

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PIZZA FACTORY TRYING TO PUT AN END TO BULLYING WITH BUDDY BENCH DONATION
02/08/2018

Wendy Howell – Williams News

With the donation of a new Buddy Bench, Pizza Factory and Williams Elementary – Middle School are hoping to eliminate bullying by creating a “No Bully Zone,” at the school and creating a friend zone where lonely students can connect with others.

The company, which has one of its 110 franchises located in the town, used the unveiling as an opportunity to talk to the students about bullying and what they can do to combat it. “When I was growing up the bullying wasn’t recognized as much as it is now, so this is a great way to initiate a place to them a place to start,” said Derrick Wortner, Williams Pizza Factory owner.

Read the full article here.

Pictured below: Bob Riva, Maya Caldwell, Pizza Factory CEO Mary Jane Riva and Williams Pizza Factory owners Kendra and Derrick Wortner partner to provide a Buddy Bench at Williams Elementary – Middle School.

PIZZA FACTORY FRESNO AND GOLDENROD ELEMENTARY BAND TOGETHER AGAINST BULLYING

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PIZZA FACTORY FRESNO AND GOLDENROD ELEMENTARY BAND TOGETHER AGAINST BULLYING
02/08/2018
Watch the video to see how Pizza Factory Fresno is working with local schools in their community to raise awareness about bullying. Their “Buddy Bench” donation to Goldenrod Elementary provides a way for students who are feeling left out to find friends and be included.

Spread the word. Bullying is not allowed!