Celebration of Kindness
Saturday, May 6th at 6:00pm
The 3100 Building at Gadabout Headquarters
3100 N. First Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Enjoy a night of great music, local food, drinks, and friends supporting kindness in our community. The celebration will include a silent auction, live auction, 2nd Annual Founder’s Award, a visit from our partners at Kind Stitches, and more!
Early Bird Discount January 1st through January 31st
$80 per person
Regular Priced Tickets February 1st through May 6th
$100 per person
Tickets include 2 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for $5 each at the event.
Can’t make it to this year’s event but still want to show your support? Purchase a ticket for a volunteer, teacher, or Ben’s Bells supporter who can’t afford to go. Simply add DONATION to the comments section of the ticket purchase.
ASL Interpreters Provided
Looking for other ways to give back?
J. Maré Annual 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 Friday, April 7th.
MUSICAL GUESTS: MARIACHI LOS TORITOS FROM WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ben’s Bells is excited to share that guests will be welcomed to Celebration of Kindness by Mariachi Los Toritos from White Elementary School. John E. White Elementary is a pre-K through fifth grade school. Students who choose to participate in the Mariachi Los Toritos meet four times a week for practice. They have the opportunity to learn to play guitar, violin, trumpet, or dance folklorico.
Delicious Local Food
Serving: tortilla chips, salsa picante, mini chimis-vegan with salsa verde, pollo pastor tostadas, frijoles charros
Established in 1922, El Charro Café of Tucson, Arizona is The Nation’s Oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation by the same family. Featuring traditional Northern Mexico-Sonoran style and innovative Tucson-style Mexican Food, El Charro Café is truly as Gourmet Magazine wrote: “A Taste Explosion”. With a large array of award winning hand-crafted recipes based on Sonoran and Local ingredients, El Charro Café is a passage to Tucson’s Culinary History that has been won the dining icon acclaim from all over the world. Learn more at https://www.elcharrocafe.com/
Serving: Grilled Cheese
Special Eats was established in 2022 to serve delicious grilled cheese sandwiches from our mobile food truck. Since the beginning, our mission has been to employ individuals with special needs. Currently, we employ 23 people who help us with everything from shopping and food prep to inventory management and merchandise design. Our employees also create our to-go bags, sell our merchandise, and greet every customer with a smile.
Our company was founded by Tamara Varga and William Harman, both of whom have children with special needs. Their goal was to create a company where their children would be proud to work. Learn more at https://azspecialeats.com/