Arizona Gives Day
Tuesday, April 4th
What is Arizona Gives Day?
Arizona Gives is a collaboration between the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers that began in 2013. Arizona Gives helps people find, learn about, and contribute to the local causes they believe in, like Ben’s Bells. They help raise awareness about the critical role Arizona nonprofits play in our communities and inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our state stronger, creating a thriving community for all.
Why invest in Ben’s Bells?
Ben’s Bells was founded in Tucson, and we are proud to be one of Arizona’s longstanding nonprofits. Ben’s Bells teaches individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and inspires people to practice kindness as a way of life. Our programs are based on the belief that everyone has the capacity to be kind and that kindness can be cultivated through education, visual reminders, and ongoing practice.
How do I make a donation?
Donations are taken through the Arizona Gives Day website. Each donate link below will take you to the location where you can make a donation. If you would like a reminder on Tuesday, April 4th, please select an “add to calendar” link below.
Thank you for investing in creating kinder communities on Arizona Gives Day and every day.
Arizona Gives Day at The Monica
Tuesday, April 4th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
The Monica at 40 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Raising Kind Humans
A Healing Chime
Jeannette Maré took a tragic situation and chose to share her journey of healing and hope. The therapeutic effect of creating ceramic wind chimes with clay, and the power of being surrounded by people talking and working toward a common goal, helped Jeannette and her family begin to heal. The Bells shed a new light on how we can make it through difficult times and served as a reminder of kindness and its power to heal.
“True to Tucson tradition, Ben’s Bells has found its way into my life in many ways. Jeannette Maré was my American Sign Language instructor, my children volunteered at Ben’s Bells, and I had the honor of nominating a close friend as a Bellee. In October 2021, my life was forever changed when my son Ocean was killed. Six months after his passing, I went to Children’s Memorial Park to visit his memorial bench when I spotted a Bell in a nearby tree. Grieving the loss of Ocean had left me filled with sadness and anger. I keep the Bell on my bedroom door so that I hear it often. It reminds me that healing can come through acts of kindness,” says Kimiko W.J.
Investing in Ben’s Bells ensures that kindness will continue to be a priority in our community. You can help us make a difference by donating today.
Angel of Kindness
“An angel of kindness knew my heart needed a hug and smile. I had just learned my brother had picked up our dad’s ashes and was driving them home to Tucson. I pulled off the road into a corner of a parking lot for a few minutes of solitude and introspection. As I was getting ready to go, I looked and saw a beautiful Ben’s Bell hanging in a mesquite tree. I exited the car to take a closer look, thinking it had been left as decoration for public enjoyment. I read the attached note and it warmed my heart to be able to bring it home. It was exactly what I needed at that moment. Thank you,” Gretchen G.
Bells always find people when they need them most. Over the past 20 years, Ben’s Bells has distributed over 80,000 Bells, starting in Tucson and expanding all over the world. Each Bell is a symbol of kindness and its power in healing, meant to touch others’ lives and make our community a more gentle place to live.
When you invest in Ben’s Bells, you ensure that Bells will continue to be distributed around the world acting as visual reminders to be kind. Help Ben’s Bells create a kinder world by making a donation today.
Ben’s Bells was founded through a story of healing and hope but has grown into a leading nonprofit that reminds communities about the importance of practicing kindness during a time that we need it most.
“Jeannette Maré’s story has always inspired me. I love the idea of spreading kindness and support Ben’s Bells whenever I can. My son is 7 and every day I try to instill the importance of being kind. The first time my sister visited me in Tucson, I took her to volunteer at Ben’s Bells for a true bonding experience. I even added finding a Bell to my bucket list! I’m happy to share that I found one and the first person I told was my sister, bringing it full circle. This Bell changed my trajectory and truly inspired me to practice kindness. Kindness is something that each of us can contribute to in big or small ways,” says Leaha H.
With every donation, you are investing in programs that teach the practices of kindness. Kindness does not discriminate. No experience is required to be kind. With your investment we are helping communities teach and practice kindness as a way of life, creating a more inclusive way to live. You can continue to make a difference by making a donation today.