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Arizona Gives Day: 24-hour online fundraising drive for nonprofits set for Wednesday

Arizona Gives Day — a statewide online fundraiser for nonprofits — is set for Wednesday.

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Tucson Boys and Girls Club board member inspiration to others

The recipient of this week’s Ben’s Bell is Mark Irvin, board member and interim CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.

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Ben's Bells: Helpful University of Arizona Medical Center worker 'does it with a smile'

Ben's Bells: Helpful University of Arizona Medical Center worker 'does it with a smile'

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is BJ Godard.

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Ben's Bells: Helpful UAMC worker 'does it with a smile'

Ben's Bells: Helpful UAMC worker 'does it with a smile'

BJ Godard, standing at center with her Ben's Bell; nominator Mercedes Saenz, in blue shirt, kneeling in front of Godard; and their University of Arizona Medical Center co-workers.

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Ben's Bells: Generous boy, 9, with leukemia, shows 'what it means to be kind'

Ben's Bells: Generous boy, 9, with leukemia, shows 'what it means to be kind'

Larry Ronstadt, with Ben's Bell; nominator Darci Slaten, behind Larry; and UA Medical Center staff members.

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Ben's Bells: Generous boy, 9, with leukemia, shows 'what it means to be kind'

Ben's Bells: Generous boy, 9, with leukemia, shows 'what it means to be kind'

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is 9-year-old Larry Ronstadt.

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Ben's Bells: Circle K staff honored for going that extra mile

Ben's Bells: Circle K staff honored for going that extra mile

Staff members at the Circle K, North First Avenue and West Roger Road, from left: Cae Stigers, Kathy Clark, Jessica Sprague (with Ben's Bell), Shai-Alyn Wilson, Isaiah Frangoulis, Tremagne Garcia and Melissa Ayers.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ben's Bells: Circle K staff honored for going that extra mile

Ben's Bells: Circle K staff honored for going that extra mile

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is the staff of Circle K at North First Avenue and East Limberlost Road.

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Ben's Bells: School volunteer logs 8,000 hours

Ben's Bells: School volunteer logs 8,000 hours

Volunteer Larry Wilcock has helped students raise their math grades at Centennial Elementary School. With him are, from left, Principal Lynette Patton, Carol Edwards, Teri Scott, Shelley Valencia, Kelli Kompe and Melissa McBride.

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Ben's Bells: School volunteer logs 8,000 hours

Ben's Bells: School volunteer logs 8,000 hours

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Larry Wilcock.

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Ben's Bells: School counselor Arlene Doran of Anna Henry Elementary awarded Ben's Bell

Ben's Bells: School counselor Arlene Doran of Anna Henry Elementary awarded Ben's Bell

Arlene Doran holds her Ben's Bell in an awards ceremony with Elizabeth Berry, left of Doran, and the staff and faculty at Anna Henry Elementary School.

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Ben's Bells: School counselor Arlene Doran of Anna Henry Elementary awarded Ben's Bell

Ben's Bells: School counselor Arlene Doran of Anna Henry Elementary awarded Ben's Bell

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Arlene Doran, a counselor at Anna Henry Elementary School.

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Ben's Bells: Couple helped keep gym afloat

The recipients of this week's Ben's Bell are Fred and Daisy Jenkins.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Students from Salpointe Catholic High School take advantage of the school's junior volunteer day to make bells at Ben's Bells' downtown headquarters at 40 W. Broadway. The bells are given out to people who are recognized for kind acts toward others.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Jeannette Maré founded Ben's Bells in 2003 after the death of her son Ben. Her efforts have inspired acts of kindness across the country.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Michaela Hurtado, 17, and a junior at Salpointe Catholic High School, paints a ceramic disc at Ben's Bells' downtown headquarters. On Friday, students painted pieces to be fired and used to create the bells.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

For 10 years, Ben's Bells have popped up throughout Tucson. The brightly colored chimes have been found hanging on trees, fences and signs, encouraging the lucky finders to spread kindness to others.

April 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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2 Tucson groups are tops on AZ Gives Day

Nearly 8,600 people across the state came together for nonprofit organizations Wednesday, donating nearly $929,000 as part of the first-ever Arizona Gives event.

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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