Meet Cody Allen this week's Ben's Bellee! Cody was nominated by Sister Barbara Crummitt for his dedicated work at Cody’s Friends. In 2010, Cody was inspired to help others and with the support of his parents and older sister, he decided to help children in need of clothing and supplies. He simply began collecting seasonal clothing, strollers and cribs, which he would clean, repair and then pass on to various Tucson children’s services. This soon grew to a charitable service where he included homeless and abandoned pets. By 2014, his community service was rapidly expanding and an attorney provided services to help Cody become a non-profit charitable organization- Cody's Friends Charity. Cody had spent every Saturday over several years collecting supplies for children and animals in need. In 2017, his organization became accepted as a distribution center for the Rescue Bank. Through this newest step, he is a part of Greater Good, a network of charities serving around the world. Today, at 16 years of age, you will find Cody working along with volunteers doing a multitude of tasks to help children and distribute pet supplies and pet food to rescued, abandoned, abused, and homeless animals.
Ben's Bells promote kindness and community.
Every Friday morning at 8:30 the Morning Mix teams up with the Ben's Bells Project to salute a person who betters Tucson! Each weekly recipient is "belled" (and joyfully celebrated!) as a unique individual who shares their kindness with our community. Visit bensbells.org or call 628-2829 to nominate a special person you feel should be recognized for their kindness and caring.