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Benches for Change
For the last 40 years, South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) has been a staple in the Chicago Southland by facilitating change towards a world free of domestic violence. On their 40 year journey, they have experienced numerous mountains, valleys, twists and turns—but most importantly, they’ve experienced the love and support needed to confidently and passionately carry on their life-changing work.
Benches for Change is a unique fundraiser to benefit SSFS in celebration of this BENCH-Mark Anniversary! Just as SSFS has provided a place of rest, comfort, and support for those in need, these benches will be places of rest, comfort, and support, for one and all in the Homewood community.
Interested in getting involved?
We are looking for businesses, families, or individuals to purchase and decorate a wooden bench. Take your completed bench to Homewood Auto Body to have a durable 2-step top coat completed. They will then be installed throughout Homewood Downtown after they are revealed at the Artisan Street Fair. An auction will be held at the end of September during the weekend of Fall Fest. The winner of the bench can choose to leave the bench where it is with a plaque designating “donated by” or the bench can be unmounted and picked up by winner.
3/15/2020- Deadline to order your bench
5/15/2020- Finish painting and transport your bench to Homewood Auto Body for a free two-step top coat to create longevity for the benches.
6/5/2020- Homewood Artisan Street Fair benches reveal
9/26/2020- Online Auction Benches for Change