Kill It With Kindness (KIWK), a Federally Incorporated Not-for-Profit Anti-Bullying Organization, have come together to help put bullying to an end. Currently, the primary focus and goal of our organization is The Friendship Bench Project Canada. The friendship bench, also known as a Buddy Bench is an interactive tool and represents a safe place for children and youth to congregate when they are in need of a friend.
The Friendship Bench is placed in schools and communities for children and youth who don’t necessarily have the voice to speak up about someone bullying them and safely express themselves. Therefore, children/youth will sit on the bench will alert teachers, staff, volunteers or even another child/youth that they are in need of assistance. They may need someone to talk to or simply just a friend to play with.
In return, we will teach our children/youth compassion, understanding, empathy and kindness. Mindfulness is a big part of our everyday lives and encourgaging our children and youth to have more of a mindful mindeset will help tremendously as they develop into adulthood in a positive way.
Even if you are having a great day, a happy day, this is just as important as The Friendship Bench is placed to bring as much positivity to your school and community as possible.
Kill It With Kindness will continue donating The Friendship Bench in schools and community centres all across Canada and U.S.A. and our goal is to do it worldwide with our educational assemblies and advocacy on the awareness of bullying and acts of kindness.
KIWK vision for The Friendship Bench is custom made for Kill It With Kindness with a hand crafted heart in the center to represent love, compassion, empathy, understanding and kindness and Kill It With Kindness™ symbol for anti-bullying.
KIWK’s Friendship Bench is made of 100% recycled plastic. Our choice of this material is deliberate as it is environmentally-friendly and it is made for all weather conditions if placed inside or outside on school ground/playground.