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.
Michael Stewart, with bell, is flanked by David Ellingson, left, Carmen Towns, Judy Ellison and John Jacoby.
This week's recipient of Ben's Bell is Michael Stewart.