Roundup of our Generous Contributors - September
There are so many members of Drew's neighborhood who help us make magic happen on The Drew Barrymore Show!
Monday, September 28:
Drew Gooders: Hector Velasco
Drew was super excited to chat with Hector Velasco, a UPS driver whose act of kindness made a huge impact on his community. He noticed four-year-old Langston Walbuck who was feeling lonely and isolated during quarantine and Hector brought him a special delivery full of toys and candy to cheer him up. Hector, knowing how much the pandemic had affected his own daughters, wanted to make sure that every child felt noticed and cared for during this time. Hector is known to blast metal music from his truck and so Drew surprised Hector with a surprise video from one of his favorite artists, Matt Heafy from the Platinum rock band Trivium! Matt, a Gibson Brand Ambassador, and Drew gifted Hector a brand new Gibson Les Paul Classic in Ebony.
Here’s the link from the brand about the guitar: https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USAI9Q269/Les-Paul-Classic/Ebony
Monday, September 23:
Designed By Drew - Kerin Mackechnie
Kerin Mackechnie is an amazing mom to two boys, Jack and Drew. Two years ago, her husband, Ian, passed away from Leiomyosarcoma. Despite everything the family has faced, Kerin has stayed incredibly strong and positive. And thanks to these incredible partners, we are able to give Kerin the master bedroom of her dreams so she can relax and unwind.
Serena & Lily: https://www.serenaandlily.com/
A huge thank you to Serena & Lily for providing the incredible furniture for Kerin’s room.
Leesa Mattress: https://www.leesa.com/
Thanks to Leesa, Kerin now has a brand new, king size hybrid mattress.
3 Day Blinds: https://www.3dayblinds.com/
3 Day Blinds gifted Kerin beautiful, custom-made blinds for her windows.
Mr. Handyman: https://www.mrhandyman.com/
Thanks to Mr. Handyman, Kerin’s room will get a fresh paint job and the water damage on her ceiling will finally be replaced.
Monday, September 21:
Chief Christiana Rainbow Plews
Chief Christiana Rainbow Plews truly is a real-life superhero. She is the Upper McKenzie District Fire Chief who lost her home while she was fighting fires for her community. Our friends at Pastene, the oldest Italian specialty food brand in North America, heard Christiana's story and generously donated $10,000 to her. To learn more about Pastene, visit www.pastene.com
Friday, September 18:
Mom's Time Out
Our friend and viewer, Jana, was in a desperate need of a Mom’s Time Out, and our friends at Polyglide Ice gave her a backyard skating rink!
To learn more about Polyglide Ice, visit: polyglideice.com
Wednesday, September 16:
Gabrielle Union's Bitsys
Gabrielle Union, Alex Buckley, and Maggie Patton are fun-loving, determined moms who want to provide the healthiest options for their kids, while also making sure these options are accessible to all. Together, they are proud to be a women-owned business that is focused on making healthy and nutritious snacks accessible and affordable to all families. At Bitsy’s they always do a bit more when it comes to snacks—like finding the yummiest, brightest, farm fresh ingredients. These little “bits” add up, like veggies in your snacks, or one kind word. It’s goodness that’s meant to be shared on (and off) the playground, and our way of creating a healthier, brighter world—bit by bit!
Flower Beauty Hair Tools Supports The Wig Doctor
Flower Beauty Hair Tools is a line of gorgeous artful hair tools thoughtfully curated and developed by Drew Barrymore and her team. The current line of six unique models will be launching exclusively on Walmart.com on September 30th and rolling out to Walmart stores nationwide throughout October. Each tool is both functional and fun, with vibrant pops of color on the tools and cords. As Drew puts it herself, "FLOWER Beauty hair tools are designed to help you celebrate what makes you uniquely you whenever and however you want."
Flower by Drew
Monday, September 14:
The Big Goodbye - Car Giveaway
Drew took the opportunity to shower a deserving member of the virtual audience with love and gratitude. Tarilyn Tanico is an essential worker and valued team member at Sunshine Children’s Home. We called on our friends at Hyundai who are committed to making others feel safe and they wanted to let Tarilyn know she’s appreciated by gifting her with a brand new 2021 Hyundai Sonata Limited that parks itself! Thank you to Hyundai and thank you Tarilyn.
Drew’s News - New Jersey Food Pantry
Drew was delighted to have Barney Corrigan of South Jersey in studio to discuss his free neighborhood food pantry. Barney turned his garage into a judgement free zone for people in his community who were running low on groceries. Our friends at Conagra Brands believe that everyone should have access to great food and donated $10,000 to Barney’s Place Food Pantry !
Designed by Drew
In our first ever Designed by Drew, Drew explores her passion for design and decor by surprising a family of essential workers with a brand new backyard oasis. The Copening family received brand new furniture and accessories from Pottery Barn as well as a plant-based lawn from SYNLawn of New York. The team at Weber-Stephen's LLC sent over their Genesis II gas grill and Ooni Pizza Ovens provided a new oven with pizza accessories to match. Tyson Foods and its brands topped it all off with a year supply of food valued at over $5,000! The Copenings will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner from Tyson Foods and its brands, including Hillshire Farms, Ball Park, Jimmy Dean and Raised and Rooted.
Ooni Pizza Ovens
SYNLawn of New York
Jimmy Dean: https://www.instagram.com/jimmydean/
Ball Park Brand: https://www.instagram.com/ballparkbrand/
Hillshire Farm: https://www.instagram.com/hillshirefarm/
Raised & Rooted: https://www.instagram.com/raisedandrooted/