Bells for Boston at GAC

The Guilford Art Center (GAC), seeking to do something to support the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, came up with a month-long benefit coined Bells for Boston. Throughout May, the Art Center, in conjuction with North Country Wind Bells, is donating 100 percent of proceeds from its North Country's Boston Harbor Bells to The One Fund Boston, Inc., a charity organized shortly after the tragedy by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help those affected by the events of April 15.

"We carry these bells in our shop year round. This one bell that they make has a sound of the Boston Harbor and we thought it would be really cool if we could somehow support this fund," said GAC's Maureen Belden.

Each bell measures 10 inches and costs $58 plus tax. The bells can also be shipped to residents for an additional $5 and can be ordered by contacting

"We've had a really good response so far," said Belden.

The Art Center is also sponsoring Cards for the Kids-children are encouraged to stop by and make cards for students at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, which deceased victim Martin Richard attended.

To learn more about GAC's efforts to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims, call 203-453-5947 or visit


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