Grand opening of Ben’s Bells downtownby Carolyn Classen on Jan. 18, 2012, under Health, Life
Ben’s Bells is located at 816 E. University Blvd. in the Geronimo Plaza of Main Gate Square, just west of the UA. Now they are opening up a second location downtown, and the public is invited.
Friday January 20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. grand opening celebration
40 W. Broadway (east of Church Ave.)
Schedule for the day of kindness:
10 a.m. Studio officially opens
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
BYO Bag lunch
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kindness all around
I reported on their annual “Kindness Day” last April, 2010 (click here for more background on Ben’s Bells and deceased toddler Ben Packard whom this program is named after).
Our mission is to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby changing our world.
I’ve been nominated for a Ben’s Bell, have volunteered to hand paint some of these bells, and on January 8, 2012 (the one year anniversary of the Tucson Tragedy mass shooting), I helped distribute bells along with 200 other people. It was a terrific feeling to drive around at sunrise to locate places to anonymously hang these lovely bell mobiles, in goodwill and hoping that whomever finds them can find some joy and kindness in their hearts.
Mailing address: PO Box 41025 Tucson, AZ 85717-1025
Be kind today and everyday.