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  • Ben’s Bells Project Spreading Kindness Throughout Connecticut

    Jeannette Maré’s visit to Newtown the week of July 20 was three-fold.

  • Ben’s Bells: Ringing Out The Old, Ringing In The New

    This story has been amended to reflect the correct spelling of the Ben's Bells founder's last name, which is Maré, not Maté.

    Wednesday, July 29, will be the final workshop at the 17 Church Hill Road Ben’s Bells Newtown Studio. The doors will not be closing permanently, however, on the program that has issued thousands of the handcrafted ceramic bead and bell ornaments to the Newtown community, and many other communities in need of an act of kindness.

  • June 7 At Dickinson Park: Ben’s Bells Planning Celebration Of Kindness

    Ben’s Bells Project will present Celebration of Kindness — a free family event that will take place at Dickinson Park — on Sunday, June 7, from noon until 4 pm.

    The mission of Ben’s Bells is to “inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships, and our communities.”

  • Girls Night Out At Ben’s Bells Studio, May 21

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Offering Volunteer Orientation Sessions

    Who is Ben? What is a Ben’s Bell? Where are Ben’s Bells hung? How are Ben’s Bells made? What is the Be Kind mission all about?

    Area residents who are interested in learning the who, what, where, how, and why of the Ben’s Bells Project have two opportunities to attend an Advanced Volunteer Orientation this month.

    The Ben’s Bells Newtown studio, at 17 Church Hill Road, will offer 60-minute presentations on Tuesday, April 28. Sessions will begin at noon and 6:30 pm.

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Administrator Finds Managing Kindness A Pleasure

    Tricia Guiry of Bethel started her new position as studio and community relations manager at Ben’s Bells Newtown in November, and has tackled the job with enthusiasm, and a determination to match the dedication of the dozens of volunteers at the 17 Church Hill Road studio, she said.

  • Ben’s Bells Founder Visits Newtown

    Ben’s Bells Project Founder and Executive Director Jeannette Maré arrived in Newtown Friday, August 1, to visit the Ben’s Bells Newtown studio on Church Hill Road. She was also a participant on Saturday at the 2014 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together, held at Walnut Tree Hill Church in Bethel.

    “One of the main reasons for the visit was not only for the conference and Kindness Education Program, but to see the new studio [located on Church Hill Road],” Ms Maré said Friday afternoon.

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Is Taking Bell Making To Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT — Ben’s Bells Newtown will be at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on Sunday, August 3, from 10 am until 3 pm.

    There will be a number of special events that day including a bell making workshop, bead sculpting, and Kindness Coins being handed out.

    The mission of Ben’s Bells is to inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness. The pieces that come together to form each bell are crafted by volunteers. By the time a Ben’s Bell is finished, at least ten people have participated in its creation.

  • Choose Love, And Kindness, Sunday At Ben’s Bells Studio

    The Ben’s Bells mission recognizes that everyone has the capacity to be kind, and that kindness can be cultivated through intentional practice.

    The mission of The Sandy Hook Project, Inc is to emphasize that the expression of love for others and yourself are key elements of healing, health and well-being; raise funds to make mental health resources affordable for those affected by the Sandy Hook School shooting; and educate about the symptoms of trauma, so that those struggling know when and how to seek help.

  • Spreading Kindness Beyond Newtown

    Members of the Ben’s Bells Newtown (BBN) team visited Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem, N.Y., recently.