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Saturday, April 27, 2024 • 6:00pm – 10:00pm

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Guests will enjoy live saxophone from John Hughes, delicious food catered by The Monica, amazing drinks, and friends supporting kindness in our community. The celebration will include a silent auction, live auction, Founder’s Award, a visit from our partners at Kind Stitches, and more!

NEW this year, guests will have the pleasure of partaking in a special Golden Hour following the program. Golden Hour includes live music from DJ Mike Williams, golden accessories, and a specialty after hours treat.

Early Bird Discount January 1st through February 14th
$100 per person

Regular Priced Tickets February 15th through April 27th
$125 per person 

Tickets include 2 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for $5 each at the event.

ASL Interpreter: Ben’s Bells strives to be accessible and inclusive in our programming. Your experience at this event is important to us. If you have a disability (including but not limited to learning or attention, mental health, concussion, vision, mobility, hearing, physical or other health related), require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact info@bensbells.org by April 12, 2023, to discuss your needs.

Can’t make it to this year’s event but still want to show your support?

Founder’s Award

After the death of her son Ben in 2002, Jeannette Maré learned how a small act of kindness could make such a difference in a person’s life, no matter their background. She created Ben’s Bells as a way to spread kindness in the community and teach others about the impact of intentional kindness. This award was established in 2022 during our 20th year of service to honor kind individuals in the community for making a difference through their outstanding kindness. 

NOMINATIONS: We are seeking nominations of individuals in the Tucson area who embody kindness through their behavior, choices, and actions, and through their service to the community. These kind individuals understand that kindness is a powerful skill and ongoing practice that begins inwardly and extends to other individuals, groups, and entire communities. A Ben’s Bells Founder’s Award honoree will be someone who actively works for community equity and inclusiveness. 

Nominate a kind individual today! Submissions due by Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Delicious Local Food

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The Monica will be serving delicious local favorties including:

  • Green chili and cheese mini chimis
  • Bean and cheese mini chimis
  • Barrio chips and dip
  • Monica’s bruschetta
  • Chips, salsa, and guacamole
  • Pepperoni hand-pulled pizzetta
  • Don’s the G.O.A.T. hand-pulled pizzetta
  • The Charrovida hand-pulled pizzetta
  • Barrio Goddess salad
  • Freebird chicken
  • Seared Ahi Tostada bites
  • Fresh fruit

*Menu includes gluten free and vegetarian options.


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Dragoon Brewing Co.

Bar Serving: locally brewed beer

Dragoon Brewing Co. usually brew about 30 different beers throughout the year, with 11 options on tap at any time. You can rest assured that our beer doesn’t leave the back of the house unless it meets our strict standards, and that quality control doesn’t end when the beer leaves our sight. We’re here to produce beer we can be proud of, and to share it with our community. Learn more at https://dragoonbrewing.com/

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Harbottle Brewing Company

Bar Serving: locally brewed beer

From day one Harbottle has been one of Arizona’s top picks for incredible craft beer, Tucson’s best michelada, and hands down the best West Coast IPA this town has ever seen. Sound cocky? Maybe. Harbottle is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and friend-friendly… Learn more at https://harbottlebrewingco.com/

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Wine Selection

Bar Serving: red and white wine

Non-Alcoholic Options

Self Serve: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Zero, Starry, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Stubborn Agave Vanilla Cream, lemonade, strawberry watermelon lemonade, mango lemonade, pink lemonade, coffee, water


Welcoming Music

Enjoy live saxophone from John Hughes Music LLC as you arrive at Celebration of Kindness.

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Dance Music

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy music from DJ Mike Willman following the program.

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Silent Auction

Silent Auction closes

Saturday, April 27th at 8:45pm


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