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WAXIE Tucson Creates “Beads” to Encourage Kindness at Ben’s Bells

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 9, 2014 12:30:00 PM
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By: Barbara Shapiro, Sales Administrator, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

WAXIE Tucson volunteers with the clay "beads" they created for Ben's Bells

Several WAXIE Tucson employees volunteered for two hours on December 21, 2013 to create clay “beads” of different shapes and sizes for Ben’s Bells. Ben’s Bells is an organization that was originated by Jeanette and Dean Maré shortly after their 3-year-old son, Ben, suddenly passed away. With the support of friends, the Marés were able to cope with their grief by creating something beautiful in order to focus on spreading kindness throughout the community.

Volunteers create wind chimes that consist of flowers, beads and a bell at the bottom that are distributed randomly throughout the community and to individuals that have been nominated to receive a “bell” for acts of kindness. The Marés also develop outreach programs for schools and businesses that promote kindness and have a store at their work studios and online.

Close up of the clay "beads" that will be made into wind chimes

For more information: www.bensbells.org

Topics: community involvement, Tucson, Ben's Bells

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