Giving back and supporting my community
This is another important part of my life. The Ben’s Bells Project, a Non-Profit Organization that promotes and educates kindness throughout Tucson and neighboring cities, has inspired me to proudly serve on its Board of Directors.
The mission of Ben's Bells is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life.
Ben’s Bells Project was founded in 2003 after the sudden death of Jeannette Maré’s two-year old son, Ben. The simple, everyday acts of kindness following his death helped Maré survive and begin to heal. She was inspired to establish Ben’s Bells Project as a way to recognize and continue the kindness shown to her. On the first anniversary of Ben’s death, four hundred bells were hung in public places for strangers to find. To date more than 63,000 bells have been hung in Tucson and beyond. In addition to bell distributions, Ben’s Bells Project provides kindness education programming for more than 300 schools, organizations and businesses.
is more than just a retail store. Our “Goods for Kindness” are literally that. It’s purpose-driven shopping that impacts you and your entire community. Every handmade and hand-selected item sold helps fund our open art studios, kindness education, and furthers our mission of inspiring kindness.
Ben's Bells at Main Gate Square
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