Bench # 15 has been donated to Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Va. as a result of many kindnesses. Local East End resident, parent, and activist, John Coleman, founded the Peter Paul Development Center in 1979. When the Center first opened its doors, it was housed in St. Peters Episcopal Church at the corner of X and 22nd streets. This struggling neighborhood in the heart of the East End faced below average income levels and high crime and drug use rates, and Coleman wanted to provide a safe program for the area youth. With a heart for the neighborhood, his goal was to support and rebuild the community by strengthening its families. Seniors and youth would come to receive help with homework, financial assistance, and participate in recreational activities. I had the privilege of knowing John when I taught at Collegiate over 38 years ago. Even now, I still remember his charisma and kindness. After he passed away, his mission did not, and in fact, it has grown significantly over the years and now has 4 satellite schools. The Boxwood Garden club has recently donated their time and resources to building a new playground at Peter Paul, and we are so excited to be a part of this by having a bench placed there. What a great blessing to us to see such a wonderful place receive the 15th K.A.T.E. bench.