Erin Schmidt, center, is the latest recipient. With her are Cindy Bieger and Michael Clark.

Courtesy of Cassie Williams for 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: Erin Schmidt, who works at ITCAP in Tucson. 

Nominated by: Cindy Bieger, a co-worker.

Why: For her dedication to volunteering in the community. She is a foster parent to several children; she has also rescued and cared for numerous abandoned puppies; and she recently hosted a diaper drive for the Southern Arizona Diaper Bank that collected nearly 3,400 diapers, Bieger wrote in her nomination letter.

More info and to nominate someone: Go to to submit a name. Go to or call 628-2829 for more information.