Commemorative Memorial Bench Programs

What better way to pay tribute to a loved one who has passed than with a memorial bench? Programs that support commemorative benches are active in many cities, counties and states. Whether you want to participate in existing bench programs or start your own, Bright Idea Shops can help with customized memorial benches that make a loving, lasting addition to parks, cemeteries and other outdoor spaces.

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What Are Memorial Bench Programs?

Many communities have memorial bench programs to honor those who are no longer with us. The individual may be remembered by family members or an organization. Some benches pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty, such as police officers or members of the military. While they may no longer be with us, a memorial bench donor program can help keep their memory alive. Bright Idea Shops will work with you to customize a memorial bench that does your loved one proud.

How Memorial Programs Work

If you want to install a memorial bench, you must work with the property owners. In all likelihood, they will be pleased with your interest because the benches that are donated provide additional seating areas for their visitors. Depending on the location, you may have to deal with a cemetery, park system, school, city or other institution. Many have memorial programs in place, but each has its own regulations and procedures for installing memorial benches. You'll probably need to submit an application, but make sure to do this before ordering your bench. Some groups have a memorial bench donor program that restricts the type of bench or requires you to buy the bench from them. It's essential to follow their guidelines to the letter.

Considerations for Memorial Bench Programs

Creating Memorial Bench Programs in your community has merit for many reasons. When a community member contributes a memorial bench to honor a loved one, your area is graced with a new place to sit at no cost to you. However, when you accept the bench, you'll need to consider the following:

  • Installation: Will the bench sit on a concrete pad, and if so, who is paying for it?
  • Maintenance: Will you charge a fee to trim around the bench and keep it clean?
  • Location: Who will choose where the bench is installed?

Features & Benefits of Memorial Benches From Bright Idea Shops

Whether you're donating a bench or starting a commemorative bench donation program, you can feel confident choosing products from Bright Idea Shops. Here are a few of the many features and benefits of choosing our memorial benches:

  • Innovative Bench Design: We have several popular styles of memorial benches, from traditional to contemporary. You can also choose whether to attach a plaque or have the bench engraved with a loved one's information.
  • Durability: Bright Idea Shops' heavy-duty recycled plastic benches are easy to maintain and can last 15 years or longer.
  • Affordability: Sure, our benches cost a little more out of the gate, but in the long run, your bench will be well worth the initial investment.
  • Visual Appeal: Our memorial benches create a lovely gathering space wherever they appear. Public parks, museums, senior community centers – or any venue with an adopt-a-bench program.
  • Cleanliness: Memorial benches are easy to maintain and quick to clean.
  • Earth-Friendly: Our benches are made of recycled plastic bottles formed into high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lumber.

Graphic Options

Bright Idea Shops offers excellent graphic design capabilities. Our team is uniquely qualified to help you develop imagery that will give special recognition to the individual being memorialized. Here are a few examples:

  • Sports, Hobbies or Activities: Football, soccer, baseball, fishing, fly fishing, flowers and gardening are just a few examples of the themes we can easily add to customize your memorial bench.
  • Colors: Choose from 28 different shades.
  • Typography: We have several font options and can color-fill letters for greater visibility.
  • Plaque Options: Aluminum, brass, bronze or other metals may be used to make the plaque. Durable plastic is another possibility. Custom laser engraving is available for certain substrates. Special computerized routed pockets ensure secure plaque placement.

Why Memorial Benches Made of HDPE Are Better

Our memorial benches are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lumber. You may have heard HDPE referred to as recycled plastic lumber. HDPE is the winner hands-down when it comes to the best material for memorial benches. That's because benches made of HDPE hold up for many years despite nasty weather, pesky insects and other conditions that are problematic for wood.

Built to Commercial Standards for Design and Construction

Our products are manufactured to commercial standards for outdoor park and recreation products and enjoy the following features:

  • Stainless steel fasteners are used to prevent rust.
  • HDPE construction means no painting, splinters, rot or rust.
  • Edges are rounded over for a beautiful, finished look – and no snagging.
  • All safety issues have been addressed.
  • An optional anchor kit secures our furniture to concrete or asphalt to prevent theft or unauthorized movement. Ask us for other ideas on securing products to the ground.

Bright Idea Shops Has the Best Outdoor Furniture for Memorial Bench Programs

Whether you're involved in memorial programs or want to purchase a bench to commemorate a loved one, we'll be happy to help. Along with benches, we manufacture site amenities for public parks and furniture for government buildings, like municipal offices, city halls, courthouses and post offices. If you need picnic tables, trash receptacles or other commercial site furnishings, Bright Idea Shops is here for you. Place your order today!

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