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? 

Musical Guests


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.

Local Beverages



Bar Serving: Brazilian Kind Lemonade

This refreshingly sweet specialty cocktail will have you wanting to come back for more! Thanks to HighWire’s creative staff for making this delicous cocktail including brazilian lemonade, midori, lime, sugar, rum, malibu rum, and coconut water. Learn more about HighWire at https://highwiretucson.com/



Moto Sonora Brewing Co.

Bar Serving: locally brewed beer

The idea for MotoSonora Brewing Company came during a 2010 overland trip through South Africa and Botswana when Tucson brothers Jeff and Jeremy DeConcini spent hours fireside in the bush debating the merits of the vehicles driven, the countries visited, and the preferred beers tasted along the way. Whether it was an IPA, an export stout, or a schwartzbier, it was indisputable that the beers were as integral to the overland experience as were the Land Rovers and motorcycles. Several years, thousands of beers, and many poor vehicular choices later, they were finally able to bring in Eric Thu and Tomme Arthur and create MotoSonora Brewing Company. Learn more at https://motosonora.com/


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/


Yellow Brick Coffee

Self-Serve: sample size coffee

Yellow Brick Coffee is Single Origin, Specialty Coffee Roasted on Demand. Our customers enjoy wonderfully delicious coffee that starts with our farmers, journeys through our elevated quality controls and our expertly engineered roasting techniques, and ends in a perfectly brewed cup. Yellow Brick Coffee provides artisan roasts coupled with superior brewing advisory services for the individual needs of our wholesale and retail clients. Learn more at https://yellowbrickcoffee.com/


Transit Tea

Self-Serve: tea

Everything starts with the best water in town! You can’t get any better. We brew all of our teas fresh every day from loose leaf that we source from all over the planet. It’s taken us years to figure out how to make our tea a shape shifter. By that, we mean our tea can take of different forms. Hot. Iced. Sparkling. And if you really want something special, Snow. Same tea, different forms. All delicious! Our drink recipes are meant to spark memories and feelings. Things that you might not remember that you love. We call it new-stalgia. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride! Learn more at https://www.transittea.com/

Delicious Local Food

El Charro

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/


Special Eats

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/

Eclectic Cafe

Serving: sonoran meatballs, strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing, chocolate mousse

Founded in the fall of 1980, The Eclectic Café has evolved into the high energy, fresh food neighborhood café it is today. Eclectic cafe in Tucson has assembled original meals that could never be described as ordinary. You will feel at home at Eclectic Cafe. Learn more at https://www.eclecticcafetucson.com/


Frost Gelato

Serving: locally made gelato scoops

After months of planning and importing equipment and products from Italy, we are proud to introduce the finest authentic Italian gelatos and sorbets to the Tucson community. Learn more at https://www.frostgelato.com/

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.

Silent Auction

Silent Auction closes Saturday, May6th at 8:30pm


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Thank you to our kind sponsors!

Community Maker Sponsors

Advocates for Kindness

The Kruk Family

Supporter of Kindness

Venue Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsors