The Exchange Club of West St. Tammany is about people helping people in the belief that hope for tomorrow happens today. We are about giving back a little of ourselves to our community. We are about growing within ourselves through our efforts to help others. We are about developing close personal relationships with newly found friends.
We come together in order to eliminate child abuse in all forms, to foster the health and growth of a strong family unit, to promote Americanism, to strengthen the education of our children and to give ourselves in service to our community.
The Buddy Bench
Nationally, the Buddy Bench is successfully providing inclusion opportunities for children who may be shy, the new kid on the playground or have a disability. When a child sits on the bench, he or she is inviting a friend to play.
The Exchange Club of West St. Tammany is committed to building buddy benches to be placed in all elementary and middle schools in the parish in collaboration with St. Tammany Schools and Northshore Families Helping Families.
Each school will be instrumental in the dedication, education, and ongoing purpose of the buddy bench. The Exchange Club members will build and deliver the benches.
Thank You Sponsors
Benches Completed: 48
Cliff St. Germain
S and B Quilters
Dr. Barbara Hebert
Financial Insurance Consultants LLC
Bassil's Ace Hardware
A Mini Storage
Kiwanis Club of Covington
Bellingrath Wealth Management
Greater Covington Chi Omega
Bobby and Cissy Draper
Fiber Artists St. Tammany
The Children's Dental Cottage, Dr. Katherine Vo
Northlake Endodontics, Dr. Dominick Alongi
Northshore Millwork, LLC
Pampered Pooch Mobile Grooming Salon
Bucky & Faye Jakins
Ozone Layer Quilt Club
Buddy Bench Recipients
Lake Harbor Middle
lee road jr. high
Pine View Middle
The Exchange Club has raised money through The Ultimate Tailgate Party (UTP) for the past four years. On August 22rd, we will hold the 5th annual UTP at the Tchefuncta Country Club. Fans, friends, and loyal supporters, we hope you join us! The Ultimate Tailgate Party proceeds, will be distributed to Hope House, Boys & Girls Club- Covington Unit, and Danielle Inn.
Click to: View Pictures from UTP 2014