Mural at Mountain Vista School spreads kindness

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Volunteers are, from left, Kate Callahan, Steve Brown, Claude Huffman and Frank Gallardo.

  Volunteers have been working on a mural at Mountain Vista elementary School in Oracle. The mural is a collaboration between Mt. Vista and Ben’s Bells of Tucson. Ben’s Bells is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading kindness around communities. 

Be Kind.

  “The mission of Ben’s Bells is to inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities.”

  Kate Callahan of Ben’s Bells was supervising the mural project which included a tile workshop with students from Mt. Vista. Some of the tiles in the mural were made by students. Ben’s Bells supplies the materials and the school supplies the volunteers. The volunteers who helped with the mural were Steve Brown, Claude Huffman, Frank Gallardo and Manny Navarro. 

The mural in progress

  “The mural is a way to spread the message of intentional kindness,” Kate explained.  Ben’s Bells uses the “be kind” murals at schools to educate the students as well as to remind everyone to be kind to one another. 

  Ben’ Bells also does community public art murals and education workshops. To find out more on how you can help spread kindness, visit their website at bensbells.org.

John Hernandez (577 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Miner swimmers shine at invitational

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      The Miner Swimmers had a busy week with a 4 way meet against Salpointe, Canyon Del Oro, and Desert […]


    Author Thomas Cobb speaks at Acadia Ranch Museum

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      Author Thomas Cobb spoke at the Acadia Ranch Museum on Sunday, Oct. 8.  Cobb spoke about the subject of […]


    Mammoth Elementary STEM School busy with education programs

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      The Mammoth Elementary Stem School was busy this week presenting educational programs for their students.   On Tuesday, Oct. […]


    San Manuel falls in double-OT thriller

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      The now No. 15-ranked San Manuel football team couldn’t convert a game-tying two-point conversion in the second overtime of […]


  • Additional Stories

    Jovanna Calzadillas critically injured in Las Vegas tragedy

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      Jovanna Calzadillas was critically injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 when 58 people […]


    SaddleBrooke’s annual walkathon set for Oct. 28

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      The 21st Annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Walkathon is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2017. The Walkathon will begin at 8 […]


    Jack Theobold

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      It’s with a heavy heart that the family of Jack Theobald announces his passing on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. […]


    Self-Healing: Chiropractic Making Waves in the Military

    October 16th, 2017
    by

    A review on the use chiropractic, acupuncture, biofeedback and other alternative pain treatments at military treatment facilities (MTF) in the […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger