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TWE RADIO: Ben’s Bells Founder Jeannette Maré Changes the World with Kindness and a Wind Chime

Jeannette Maré, Founder of Ben’s Bells.

Ben’s Bells, changing the world with kindness and a wind chime

Jeannette Maré, Founder of Ben’s Bells.

Jeannette Maré, founder Ben's Bells, Tuscon/Photo: Courtesy Jeannette Maré | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Station

Jeannette Maré, founder of Ben’s Bells

By Stacey Gualandi/May 17, 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi catches up with Jeannette Maré, the founder of the Ben’s Bells Project in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2002, Jeannette’s Ben died suddenly before his third birthday. As a way to deal with her devastating grief, this teacher-by-trade began making clay wind chimes that contained bells and tiny messages of kindness.

On the first anniversary of Ben’s death, hundreds of these bell chimes were put up around Tucson, encouraging people to pass on their uplifting messages. The project quickly turned personal tragedy into something positive for Jeannette, and ultimately for the world.

Ben's Bells on porch with Ben in background/Photo: Courtesy Jeannette Maré | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Station

Ben’s Bells on porch with Ben’s picture in background

Ben’s Bells Project received massive support, and in 2011 gained national attention when over 1400 bells were hung around Tucson in the wake of the shooting involving U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

That’s when The Women’s Eye began following the growth and success of Ben’s Bells and why we wanted to have Jeannette share what it’s like seeing “love in action.” We witnessed these bells hanging gracefully from trees in the Tucson community and how they were inspiring people to spread a message of kindness.

Ben's Bells, founder Jeannette Maré in Tucson/Photo Courtesy Jeannette Maré | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Station

Children supporting Ben’s Bells Project

When it comes to community, Jeannette says we are all in this together, so she will continue to motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness and its power of healing.  You can find the Bells Project now in Phoenix and Connecticut as it spreads its wings in communities, schools and businesses.

To find out more about Jeannette Maré and the Ben’s Bells Project, go to: www.bensbells.org.

Ben's Bells from founder Jeannette Maré/Courtesey Jeannette Maré | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Station

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