In the year Together Treasure Valley was started (2016), 50 benches were donated for placement throughout the Treasure Valley. The high quality green benches, adorned with the Together Treasure Valley logo, are a perfect spot for community conversation.
The benches have been popular. With funding allocations in 2018 and again in 2020 to purchase more benches, there are now 75 Together Treasure Valley benches!
The video below is from 2016.
Together Treasure Valley Bench Project
Today we are excited to announce that Together Treasure Valley, an effort that brought more than 20 area businesses together to do good in our community, has funded the creation of 50 high-quality steel benches that will be installed throughout the area.“Part of Together Treasure Valley’s mission is to launch a community conversation about what we need, what we can do, what our vision of the Treasure Valley should be,” said Binna Jensen, project director for the campaign. “We’re excited to promote this communication by giving people a place to sit and talk.” The benches, which are green steel and are adorned with the “Together Treasure Valley” logo, will be donated to area places complimentary of the campaign as well as placed at selected businesses. Parks, town squares, historical sites, bike trails and scenic views would all be great locations to place a bench, and we’d like community input on where the benches should go. To request a bench for your community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire through the togethertreasurevalley.com website. This is the second project from Together Treasure Valley, a new initiative that launched last spring. A few weeks ago, the group announced that it gave $18,000 to six our of public libraries. “It’s been inspiring to see what can be accomplished when people come together and act on simple ideas to enhance our community. It’s exciting to think about the potential for what comes next,” said Beth Toal, vice president for communications and marketing for St. Luke’s, one of the partners in Together Treasure Valley.More information about Together Treasure Valley, the library grants, the bench project and future initiatives may be found at togethertreasurevalley.com. As the benches are installed, their locations will be listed on the website as well. The Together partners selected their projects after culling through more than 150 ideas and suggestions submitted through the Together website. We are now seeking ideas for 2017 projects. To share your vision for our Valley, please submit an idea on togethertreasurevalley.com.
Posted by Together Treasure Valley on Sunday, December 4, 2016