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Henry+Horne September community service

On Wednesday, September 21, several Henry+Horne employees and family members gathered at Ben’s Bells studio in downtown Phoenix to get crafty for this month’s community service event. Together, they painted over 200 ceramic pieces which the organization will use to assemble wind chimes (“Ben’s Bells”) to be placed around the surrounding community.

The only way for an individual to own a Ben’s Bell is to find one, more commonly, on bike paths and in parks. The organization attaches a message to each wind chime requesting that the “finder” continue to spread intentional acts of kindness upon taking the wind chime home.

The Organization began shortly after the passing of the founder’s son in Tucson in 2002. As a coping mechanism, the mother designed Ben’s Bells in memory of her son to encourage kindness of strangers and friends. Several individuals joined the mother in crafting Ben’s Bells until they soon had hundreds of volunteers. Today, the organization has four studios for volunteers to help with the creation of Ben’s Bells. Henry & Horne thanks Ben’s Bells for a wonderful experience in their Downtown Phoenix studio.

Kristian Haralson