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Ben’s Bells

Ben’s Bells is a Tucson organization that celebrates and promotes kindness. Founded by Jeanette Maré-Packard and Dean Packard after the death of their young son, Ben, Ben’s Bells operates “kindness programs” throughout Tucson. Volunteers can visit two studios to help create decorative ceramic bells. Some of these bells are then awarded to community members who have been nominated by others for their kindness, and others are hung around Tucson with a message for those who find them to pass kindness on. To nominate a community member for “belling” or find more information about Ben’s Bells, please visit

Ben’s Bells has two studio locations in Tucson.

Ben’s Bells, Main Gate

816 E University Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85719

(in Geronimo Plaza)


Ben’s Bells, Downtown

40 W. Broadway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85701 

For studio hours and information on how to volunteer, please visit



"Ben's Bells Project." Ben's Bells Project. (accessed January 24, 2012).

Newell, L. Anne. "Citywide bells are touching,inspiring." Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), April 1, 2003.


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Last Update: 3-22-2014 4:24pm

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