Celebrate Kindness Day” by Ben’s Bells Project coming up on Saturday, April 24th at 816 E. University Blvd (Geronimo Plaza in Main Gate Square)! It’s time to buy your tickets and order your “YOU ARE KIND” mini Ben’s Bells!
2:00-5:00 p.m. – Free Admission
Live Music – Face Painting – Raffle – Bell-making – Kind Kids Sign-up
5:00-8:00 p.m. – Tickets $25 ($30 at the door)
Ben’s Bells invites you to spend the evening with Elliot Glicksman, The Determined Luddites, The Tryst, The Rapallos, Olympic swimmers, and other fun and KIND Tucsonans!
Live Music – Dancing – Food – Wine – Beer – Silent Auction
Free parking on the street (Saturday) and at the UA parking garages nearby.
website: www.bensbells.org. The story behind the bells: Toddler Ben Packard suddenly died from croup on March 29, 2002 at age 2, and his mother Jeannette founded Ben’s Bells in his memory in 2003, creating lovely ceramic mobiles to thank people for their kindness. “On the first anniversary of his death, hundreds of Ben’s Bells were distributed throughout Tucson, hung randomly in trees, on bike paths, and in parks with a written message to simply take one home and pass on the kindness.”
Weekly awards of these bells are given to lucky Tucsonans for their kindness and community spirit. I was nominated once for the work I did for founding/coordinating/steering a volunteer elderly project in my neighborhood.
I have also helped paint those lovely ceramic shapes that compose a Ben’s Bells mobile. It’s a great art project to help the Tucson community appreciate kindness. You too can help by dropping by their office/studio at 816 E. University Blvd. (Geronimo Plaza, east side). Hours are:
“Nothing is more important in these trying times than kindness.”
Be KIND and celebrate kindness on April 24.