Spreading Tokens of Joy
What’s the most palpable form of kindness? For the residents who launched Newtown’s chapter of Ben’s Bells, it may be their “kindness tokens,” tiny, colorful flower-shaped trinkets familiar to many in town.
Started in Tucson, Ariz., the Ben’s Bells project has taken hold in Newtown since its operators opened their workshop on Church Hill Road two years ago. Ben’s Bells are available at the Toy Tree and other local establishments. View the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at how Ben’s Bells are made. You’ll hear Ben’s Bells coordinators describing how the bells are crafted and explaining the group's mission of kindness.
While “making” can be one form of kindness, “doing” is another. Next, we’ll look at one Newtown girl who has made helping others her life’s work — at just six years old.