Drew celebrates the inspiring people doing good in the world in the segments Drew-Gooders! Here's a list of the extraordinary Drew-Gooders we've uplifted on the show.
Drew has known from an early age the importance of giving back. That's why we showcase everyday people going above and beyond for their communities in The Drew Barrymore Show segment Drew-Gooders. It's important to help those in need, and these generous Drew-Gooders are officially our new role models.
Learn more about Drew's incredible Drew-Gooder heroes below to help inspire you!
Viral mother-and-son duo Sandy and Myles Harris introduce Drew to Jenna Homan, the president of Fairy Goodmothers, an organization that provides prom dresses for those in need. With the help of David's Bridal, Drew gives Jenna the surprise of a lifetime.
Learn more about Fairy Goodmothers here: https://www.fairygoodmothers.org/
Camden and Colton Francis
Drew sits down with brothers, 18-year-old Camden and 13-year-old Colton Francis, who created a non-profit "Beyond the Crisis," that collects and distributes food to families in need. So far, they've been able to help over 1,000 families.
Check out their non-profit "Beyond the Crisis" here.
During Drew's week in Texas, she shined a light on a Drew-Gooder who continues to affect the lives of members of her community. Patricia Byrd, a 4th grade teacher at Plummer Elementary School in Cedar Hill, Texas, went back to school to help pay for her husband's cancer treatment, and Drew came all the way from New York to surprise Patricia with a visit.
Drew surprises her latest Drew-Gooder, who raises money for The Ronald McDonald House, with $10,000 and a brand-new massage chair. Because of his daughter's illness early in life, Caramagna has a special place in his heart for the charity.
Check out the Ronald McDonald House website for more info.
Navyn Salem is the founder of Edesia, a company whose goal is to end world hunger through the production of Plumpy'nut.
Check out her company Edesia here: https://www.edesianutrition.org/
Drew gives us the background on her latest Drew-Gooder Jordan James, who dedicates his professional life to highlighting inspiring changemakers. He created, and is the host of "Good Deeds Buffalo," a show telling the stories of changemakers to give back to people like himself, who struggled through dark days.
Check out "Good Deeds Buffalo" here: https://gooddeedsbuffalo.tv/
Latanya Devaughn is the founder of Bronx Bound Books with a mission to make book ownership accessible and affordable in her community. She chats with Drew about how she renovated a bus into a traveling bookstore and leaves with an incredible gift to thank her for her service to others!
Follow Bronx Bound Books' Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/BronxBoundBooks/
Aunt Dolores has spent the last 50 years educating children from underserved communities in Los Angeles.
To learn more about Sheenway Schools, visit: https://www.sheenwayschools.org/
TikToker Isaiah Garza talks to Drew about why he started surprising people on TikTok -- donating to homeless, speaking at inner-city schools, mentoring human trafficking victims, and helping families in need! Plus, as if you couldn't tell, his dad pops in to share why he's so proud of his son for using his A-list platform to inspire others to give back.
The Drew Barrymore Show teams up with The LEGO Group to spotlight Philadelphia native Teshona Nathaniel, who works at a children's hospital by night and, by day, helps her community with proceeds and donates food from her restaurant, Wicked Berry Seafood. Inspired by Teshona's story? Build a star out of LEGO bricks and post it to social media using #BuildToGive, and The LEGO Group will donate a set to an underprivileged child in need.
Drew meets Steph Frances who runs Prodigy Coffeehouse, a workplace that provides apprenticeships for young adults "disconnected from traditional school and work structures." Drew even surprises her with a gift basket!
For more info on Prodigy's work: https://www.prodigyventures.org/
Drew speaks with Drew-Gooder BJ Ganem who started Sierra Delta to help veterans get the canine companions they need, and Drew surprises BJ with a donation for his organization.
For more info on Sierra Delta: https://sierradelta.com/
Drew meets Brooke Johns, an ER nurse, who goes above-and-beyond for her patients, by braiding their hair and uplifting them during their hospital stay, and Drew surprises Brooke with a gift card and products for her mission from Sally Beauty.
Drew Gooder, Alice Bopp, has always sold coffee, but now she serves with a side of positivity by creating a chain of sweet sticky notes in her Lindenhurst coffee shop, Muni’s. Yay for drewing good!
Drew introduces us to Carlos Aponte who takes students out of the classroom on trips to get off of their phones and learn more about their community through outside-the-class education, mindfulness, and volunteering.
For info on We Love Philly: https://welovephilly.org/
Judy Eskenazi, Marissa Rizzuto, Joanne Monez
Drew chats with three animal shelter volunteers (Judy Eskenazi, Marissa Rizzuto, Joanne Monez) advocating for animal rights and surprises them with $5,000 and a two-year supply of cat litter for each incredible woman.
Luis Perez And Nyomie Nievez
Luis and Nyome tell Drew why they decided to clean up 900 bags of dog droppings in Hoboken, NJ in freezing weather, and Drew gives them a few special surprises as a thank you!
For more from these Drew-Gooders: https://www.instagram.com/luvonaharness/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=1d20e220-02d8-4bf9-90f9-7952ae2f5b2e
Inspiring principal, Anthony Love, goes above and beyond for his struggling students by creating a grocery store where you pay with good deeds! No need for a credit card at this store!
Inspired after hearing Principal Anthony Love's story, Delay Middle School principal, Charde Dockery, starts working on creating a grocery store running on good deeds too!
17-year old, Carley Deery, shares with Drew how her firefighter dad inspired her to raise money to manufacture oxygen masks specially designed for pets.
Founder of Women on Wheels in Texas, Belinda Mason, has been using her organization to supply those in need during the pandemic with toiletries, food, and so much more!
Incredible actress, Kat Graham, shares how her refugee grandparents inspired work as a UN Ambassador, and reminding others that refugees deserve opportunities too!
Funnel Cake Queen, Kenya Congress, has been using some of her daily profits of her funnel cake business to help those in need in her community.
Anthony and Kara Burrow were left completely stunned after Drew announces Home Depot Foundation's Operation Surprise will pay off their entire mortgage of their new Habitat for Humanity home!
Michael Weber and Leah Swanson
Healthcare workers, Michael and Leah, didn't let a big snowstorm stop them from helping folks. These Drew-Gooders whose quick thinking put expiring vaccines to good use and potentially saved the lives of nearby strangers while being stuck on a mountaintop!
This inspiring Drew-Gooder is not just your average high school basketball and softball coach. Kennard Johnson goes above and beyond for his students using his salary to buy supplies to those who need it most.
Penny and Casey Aguila
Mother and daughter duo, Penny and Casey Aguila, are both ICU nurses and share their inspiring story of what it's been like to work together through a pandemic.
Inspiring Drew-Gooder, Janet Throgmorton, is not just your average principal. She took the initiative of becoming a bus driver to help some of her students in need get home safely during the pandemic.
Drew-Gooder, Chef Antonella Loiacono has been donating meals to hospitals during the pandemic in honor of her late father. Check out Chef Antonella's Drew-licious recipe for Herb Roasted Potatoes here.
Renee Dixon, an inspiring preschool director who drives for Uber in her spare time to buy presents for her school children.
4-year old, Langston, was struggling with loneliness and being cooped up inside during the pandemic, but would always be excited when local UPS delivery man, Hector Velasco, would drive by blasting his awesome tunes. This cool Drew-Gooder made this little boy's day delivering him a special package.
Diana Brandt (“Big Tip” Initiative)
Drew Gooder Diana Brandt aka “AZ Foodie” is a Zagat Award recipient who runs an accredited food blog in Arizona. She made headlines after she began leaving large tips of $1,000 for restaurants and food vendors who’ve been struggling during the pandemic.
To support Diana’s “Big Tip” initiative, visit her website: https://www.arizonafoodiemag.com/
Follow her on Instagram here.
Halleemah Nash (Rosecrans Venture)
Halleemah Nash, who started her company, Rosecrans Venture to help secure meaningful internships for students of color. To learn more on Rosecrans Venture, visit their website: https://www.rosecransventures.com/
Robert Bosquez (Bed Blitz)
Robert Bosquez is the co-founder of Bed Blitz, a program that provides families in need with comfy warm beds, pillows, blankets, and sheets, and more! To learn more about Bed Blitz, visit their website: https://www.westbloomington.org/bed-blitz
Sherina Jones (Village (Free)dge - Miami Edition)
Sherina Jones started a community fridge (or free-dge as she calls them) in Florida to help those who've struggled during the pandemic. Her initiative has expended to 3 locations, where local families in need depend on their help. Check out Village (Free)dge - Miami Edition' GoFundMe to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/VillageFreedge-miami-edition
Mealy Cronin (Feed Our Fearless Frontline Fighters)
High schooler, Mealy Cronin is such an inspiring Drew-Gooder...
Check out their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-our-fearless-frontline-fighters
Kerry, Shelly, and Katy (Cancer Cartel Foundation)
Cancer survivors, Kerry, Shelly, and Katy, are the amazing co-founders of Cancer Cartel. By collecting and selling donated luxury items, they are able to provide financial support to those fighting cancer.
To learn more about the Cancer Cartel Foundation, check out their website: https://www.cancercartel.com/
Luca and Isabella Di Pietro (Feed the Frontline)
Luca and Isabella Di Pietro are the father and daughter team of their Italian restaurant, Tarallucci e Vino. Inspired by those working in the frontlines battling COVID-19, created Feed the Fontline's to deliver free meals from local restaurants to NYC healthcare workers.
To learn more about Free the Fontline's mission, check out their website: https://www.feedthefrontlinesnyc.org/
Danielle Allore-Taylor (Fluff Restoration)
After going viral on Tik Tok, Danielle Allore-Taylor, created Fluff to help restore people's beloved stuffed animals to its former glory, especially to those dealing with trauma and are in need of comfort from their favorite stuffed animal.
To learn more about Fluff Restoration, check out their website: https://www.fluffrestoration.com/https://www.fluffrestoration.com/