Ben’s Bells Project to install 100th community mural

Ben’s Bells Project to install 100th community mural

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Marana elementary school is getting a special reminder to "be kind."

The Ben's Bells Project will install their 100th mural at Roadrunner Elementary School on Aug. 12 and 13, according to a news release.

Since 2009, the Ben's Bells team has created and installed 99 murals across southern Arizona and Connecticut at schools, businesses and community areas.

The murals symbolize community connection and support through kindness while adding beauty to the community, the release stated.

Each mural includes handmade ceramic tile, recycled donated tile and mirror chunks so the viewer can look into the mural and feel empowered to be the one who can choose to "be kind."

"We are grateful for the community's investment in the 'be kind' messaging inherent in all our kindness themed mosaics. Whether in a school or out in the community, the murals serve as important visual reminder for us all to practice kindness and connect with one another and we are thrilled to see others value this message as we install our 100th mural," said Jodi Vander Ploeg, Director of Development in the release.

For more information about the murals or about the Ben's Bells Project, visit: bensbells.org/kindness-education/murals

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