Connecticut Celebration of Kindness

Thursday, May 25, 2023 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Reverie Brewing Company

57B Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470

Celebrating our community that is rooted in kindness!

Enjoy a night of great music, local food and drinks, silent auction, live auction, and friends supporting kindness in our community. This years celebration will include a visit from Ben’s Bells Founder, Jeannette Maré. We are delighted to be a part of such a kind community and hope to see you there!

General Admission

    • Adult Tickets (21+) include 2 drink tickets and 1 food ticket $75 per person
    • Child Tickets (under 21) include 1 food ticket $1 per person

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, children and young adults, when accompanied by an adult who has purchased a ticket, can attend this family-friendly event for only $1. 

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

Kind Campus Award and Kind Colleagues Award

During a Celebration of Kindness, Ben’s Bells wants to honor the kind work that is being done in our community with a Kind Campus Award and Kind Colleagues Award. These awards were established to honor honor kind students, teachers, schools, coworkers, and business organization in the community for making a difference through their outstanding kindness. 

NOMINATIONS: We are seeking nominations of individuals in the Connecticut 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.

*Award recipients will be notified in advance of the event. 

Nominate a kind individual today! Submissions due by Wednesday, March 15th.

Special Guest Jeannette Maré

Ben’s Bells Founder/ Ben’s Mom

In 2002, Jeannette Maré’s life changed forever when her son, Ben, died suddenly just before his third birthday. In the months following his death, Jeannette and her friends and family began making ceramic wind chimes – the first Ben’s Bells – in her backyard studio. Being surrounded by supportive people and working with clay toward a common goal was therapeutic for her family and their healing.

During this time, Jeannette learned how a small act of kindness could make such a difference in a person’s life, no matter their background. She wanted to find a way to teach others about the impact of intentional acts of kindness, and so the idea for the Bell came to life. This started a powerful ripple effect. People who found the Bells shared their own stories of grief and healing and hope. 

Since 2003, Ben’s Bells has been operating as a nonprofit, growing kindness education programs and continuing to distribute thousands of Bells every year. Today Bells are found all over the world and our free kindness education programming has reached over 1.6 million students.


Silent Auction

Browse our wide selection of art, experiences, handmade goods, and more!

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