The Wixom Community Foundation along with the Wixom Mom’s Group contributed to the installation of a Buddy Bench at Loon Lake Elementary School in Wixom and it was unveiled last week. A Buddy Bench is a special place in a school playground where a child can go when they want someone to play with. “Spotters” on the playground will spot the child on the buddy bench and ask them to come play with them. You can learn more about the Buddy Bench system at

During the assembly, the children at Loon Lake were reminded that kindness is free, it just takes effort. WCF Executive Director Rene Saenz and WCF Chairman Josh Springer were on hand for the unveiling.