Help End Hunger and Poverty for Cody Belew’s Birthday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 23, 2013)—When it comes to birthdays, people wish for all kinds of things—ponies, clothes, cars, gift cards. Singer Cody Belew’s birthday wish, though, is a little more audacious—helping families live a life of self-reliance and prosperity.

How? By ending hunger, one gift at a time! Belew, whose birthday is Monday, April 29, is asking fans, current and future, to forgo the traditional gift and buy him instead some chicks, some ducks, trees, a goat or even a cow through partner organization Heifer International.

“I’m a lucky person,” says Belew. “I am getting to live my dream, from being a finalist on NBC-TV’s ‘The Voice,’ to having the chance to entertain and sing to larger and larger audiences.

“Now I want to help others live their dreams—better nutrition, more and better foods and, ultimately, full stomachs,” he says.

Belew, whose single “Say Love” is the anthem of his support of Heifer and its work in more than 40 countries worldwide (download it on iTunes and a portion of the proceeds go to Heifer), is asking his fans to join his team, Team Cody, on the website. There (, they can purchase animals or make a donation to honor him for his birthday.

“We’re all in this together, and we all love birthdays,” says Belew. “Help me celebrate mine by giving a hungry and struggling family a reason to celebrate, too. ‘Say Love’ with a gift that is meaningful and will make years’ worth of difference.”


About Heifer International:
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (800) 696-1918.