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Rye's Resurrection School Makes Bells In Support Of Ben's Bells Project

Resurrection students paint ceramic pieces during the Ben Bells Workshop.
Resurrection students paint ceramic pieces during the Ben Bells Workshop. Photo Credit: Mike Barton
From left: Ressurection parent organizers Maria Barton, Trish Luecke and Ciara Trickett stand in front of some of the hard work.
From left: Ressurection parent organizers Maria Barton, Trish Luecke and Ciara Trickett stand in front of some of the hard work. Photo Credit: Mike Barton

RYE, N.Y. -- Resurrection Grammar School recently held a bell-making workshop to support the Newtown, Conn., chapter of Ben’s Bells Project as part of the school’s Make a Difference and Kindness programs.

More than 125 Resurrection students, parents and grandparents gathered to help paint clay pieces that will be assembled into “Ben’s Bells” wind chimes.

The Ben’s Bells will be randomly placed in public spaces around Rye for people to take as a reminder to practice intentional kindness.

“The Ben’s Bells workshop was a beautiful example of the Resurrection School family coming together to promote kindness throughout our community,” said Sister Anne Massell, Resurrection School Principal.

“Through Resurrection’s faith-based education, we put a premium on teaching our students the importance of respecting and helping others.  Ben’s Bells Project was the perfect partner to highlight the impact a small gesture can make on a broader level.”

Ben’s Bell’s Project was founded in Tucson, Ariz., by Jeanette Mare, whose son Ben died unexpectedly at age 3. This organization is a way for her to pay forward the kindness she received from her community.  Through the creation and hanging of Ben’s Bells, their mission is to inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness.

Thousands of Ben’s Bells have been shared across the U.S. to share this strong message and philosophy. It takes 10 people to make a Ben’s Bell wind chime by the time it is ready to be hanged. The Newtown, Conn., studio of Ben’s Bells worked with Resurrection.

For more information, visit www.bensbells.org.

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