Bennett’s Village Update: Sept 14, 2018

Hello, everyone!

It’s been a busy few weeks.
The most exciting (and time-sensitive) news is that Bennett’s Village is holding an online T-shirt sale for two weeks only (through September 25). This shirt will only be available through pre-order and will be delivered or shipped in mid-October. (Shipping is extra.) Youth, women’s and unisex (through 3X) sizes are available. For women’s sizes, please order one size bigger than your normal size. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt will go to help us build a place for ALL to play.
We are working with two classes at UVA on Bennett’s Village projects, both of which will help us gather information for building our playground and will help teach the students about inclusivity and play. The Design Thinking class with Schaeffer Somers has already interviewed many friends of Bennett’s Village regarding the needs of playspaces for their families. And the students working on the Charlottesville Regional Equity Atlas are looking for some families to interview to better understand what makes a playspace more or less inclusive. If you are interested in talking with either student group to share the needs of your family, please send us an email here at
Bennett’s Village has a website: But if you go there, you will find that it is under construction. If you want to help us fill out that content, particularly in the early weeks of October, please reply to this email.
We had a successful fundraising and outreach day at the Here WEE Grow Again consignment sale. Thanks to all the volunteers who hung out and helped spread the message of Bennett’s Village. Final totals aren’t in, but we raised several hundred dollars and, more importantly, spread the word to our neighbors about Bennett’s Village.
Finally, if you want Bennett’s Village bracelets, you can pick them up at St. Mark Preschool or the Arc of the Piedmont, or contact us to arrange a pickup.  You can pay with cash or checks made out to the Arc of the Piedmont, with “FBO Bennett’s Village” in the memo line.