Memorial Bench or Memorial Garden Programs
Many cities and park districts allow community members to purchase benches that bear the name of loved ones they want to honor or memorialize. It’s an excellent way to foster goodwill and pride in the community, while easing the financial burden of furnishing public spaces.
Show School or Corporate Pride
Placing personalized site furnishings on school and corporate campuses emphasizes pride and encourages the public to take advantage of public spaces.
Recognize the Contributions of Long-Time Volunteers or Employees
When an employee or volunteer retires after years of dedicated service, a perfect way to recognize their commitment is to commemorate it with a personalized bench in a visible location.
Engrave Picnic Tables, Benches, and Receptacles for Theft and Vandalism Deterrence
A rise of theft of aluminum products in several areas across the country, engraving the planks for these items may cause those who would steal them for scrapping to think twice. Likewise, engraving the city or organization’s name on furnishings may emphasize ownership and reduce instances of vandalism to items in public spaces.
To make it simple for customer to begin a Memorial Bench Program in their community, we’ve included a few downloadable photographs and sample brochures for use in beginning a campaign. There are a few steps to take before launching a campaign:
Select the Type of Bench Your Program Will Offer to Donors
We highlight three of our best selling benches in our sample brochure, two of recycled plastic and one of vertical steel strap. Select your bench (or benches) based upon pricing, appearance, and where they will be located in your community.
Determine Where the Benches Will be Installed
Select a park, a public walkway, or scenic overlook and identify several spots upon which benches can be placed. Decide if you will allow your donors to select the final location of their bench or if it will be placed by the oversight committee or others.
Set Pricing for the Benches
After reviewing the retail pricing for our benches, determine what additional costs you may incur with the program (ie. installation, maintenance, advertising) before setting the total that donors will need to contribute. Consult your accountant to determine what percentage of your donors’ contributions will be considered tax deductible, if necessary.
Design and Distribute Promotional Material
Download a sample brochure for your reference. Click on any photo of our benches (below) or engraving samples (above) to download for use in your own brochures and promotional materials. Remember, these benches are just suggestions… personalization is available for all our benches!