Featured on the NBC Nightly News for its unique and inspiring mission, Ben’s Bells Project educates and motivates individuals to realize the power of intentional kindness and to act upon that awareness. The organization 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’s family to survive and begin to heal. She was inspired to establish the Ben’s Bells Project as a way to recognize and continue the kindness shown to her.
The organization is renowned for its bells, which are brightly colored works of art with a tag reminding people to be kind. The bells are hung in public places for people to take home. To date, more than 28,000 bells have been hung in Tucson and beyond. In addition to bell distributions, Ben’s Bells Project provides kindness education programming for schools, organizations and businesses. Visitors to Tucson are invited to stop by one of Ben’s Bells studios to volunteer or shop. Volunteering is easy – anyone can drop by to sculpt or paint pieces for the bells – no reservation or artistic ability is needed. People have described volunteering at Ben’s Bells as “inspiring” and “therapeutic.”
If you are looking for a unique gift or souvenir, Ben’s Bells handmade ceramic merchandise is a perfect gift. All proceeds of the sales go to support the mission and programs.
Consider adding a kindness theme to your conference to motivate and inspire your members, employees or customers. Special packages are available for conferences, including speakers, activities (on-or off-site) and gifts. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a custom conference package.
We also have a University studio and store, located at:816 E. University Blvd.Tucson, AZ 85719