Arizona Gives Day — a statewide online fundraiser for nonprofits — is set for Wednesday.
The recipient of this week’s Ben’s Bell is Mark Irvin, board member and interim CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is BJ Godard.
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.
Larry Ronstadt, with Ben's Bell; nominator Darci Slaten, behind Larry; and UA Medical Center staff members.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is 9-year-old Larry Ronstadt.
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.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is the staff of Circle K at North First Avenue and East Limberlost Road.
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.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Larry Wilcock.
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.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Arlene Doran, a counselor at Anna Henry Elementary School.
The recipients of this week's Ben's Bell are Fred and Daisy Jenkins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.