The mission of Ben's Bells is  to
inspire, educate, and motivate people  to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities.



The Importance of
Intentional Kindness

Recent research demonstrates that kindness benefits our physical and mental health, and that recognizing kindness in others increases a person's happiness and satisfaction. But just as solving a calculus problem requires advanced math skills, the challenges of daily life require advanced kindness skills. By focusing on kindness and being intentional in our personal interactions, we can improve our ability to connect. The mission of Ben’s Bells is to inspire individuals and communities to engage in kindness education and practice. 


do it

Ben’s Bells programs and activities center around the symbolic and iconic Ben’s Bell.

  • The pieces that come together to form a Ben’s Bell are crafted by volunteers – no artistic ability is necessary!
  • Each month, thousands of people volunteer with Ben’s Bells. Anyone can be a volunteer!
  • Pieces of the Bells are sculpted from clay, kiln fired, glazed, fired again and then assembled. By the time a Ben’s Bell is finished, at least 10 people have participated in its creation!
  • Ben’s Bells are hung randomly around the community for people to find and take home as a reminder to practice intentional kindness.



Studio Locations

All Ben’s Bells locations and offices are closed:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving, and Winter Break from December 24th through January 2nd.
*individual studio hours may vary on holidays



Ways you can spread kindness


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