Dorothy August, center with bell, was recognized for her volunteer work with special-needs students at Myers/Ganoung Elementary School.

Ben’s Bells

• What: Ben’s Bells promote kindness and community involvement. Each week a person who makes Tucson better is “belled.”

• Last week’s recipient: Dorothy August.

• Nominated by: Sandra Kraus.

• Why: August is a retired special-needs teacher and for the last several years has volunteered to work with special-needs children at Myers/Ganoung Elementary School. “Dorothy brings wisdom and experience along with enthusiasm and passion,” Kraus wrote in her nomination letter, noting August’s work ethic and positive attitude. “There is no paycheck, fanfare or accolades. It is her pure heart and unconditional love for the students that keeps her going,” Kraus wrote.

• For more info and to nominate someone: Go to to submit a name. Go to or call 622-1379 for more information.