Benches & Bricks

Donate here to support students in grades 6 through 12 who participated in the NRC “Engaging Youth Engaging Neighborhoods” project, which emphasizes civic engagement and neighborhood leadership, in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns. Their Kelly Park Project has grown beyond the original program work to emerge as a comprehensive neighborhood improvement effort, and the students and their mentors now are working with the City of South Bend Parks and Recreation Department, WSBT-TV, the Northeast Neighborhood Council and architect Thomas Stroka to make their shared vision for a safe community park become a reality. Many local businesses have donated materials and funding, but we need your help to purchase the new playground equipment for the site.

Please consider one of the donation options below. For further information about “Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods,” or the Kelly Park Project, contact Neighborhood Resources Connection Executive Director Diana Hess at 574.287.0425.


Commemorative Brick:

These $150 classic bricks are 4 inches by 8 inches, and carry 3 lines of text up to 60 characters each.


Commemorative Paver:

These $300 elegant pavers are 8 inches by 8 inches each. You can choose 5 lines of text with 100 characters.


Buy A Bench:

The $600 park benches each come with an engraved plaque, showing your support or honoring a loved one with up to 100 characters of text.