Making the World #BetterforBaby with Drew’s Tunes and Pampers

Like any Mom, there is nothing I would not do for my babies. By just watching the evening news, it is clear that today’s World is far from perfect but it is encouraging that despite the grim stories, there are even more good people in this World who will are willing to make it better.

I learned about two of these special people from a friend and was immediately moved by the story of Drew’s Tunes.  Georgia and Devron Boswell welcomed a beautiful, healthy baby boy in November of 2012. With smitten parents, Drew flourished and grew into a loving, happy, sweet toddler.

“Drew’s passion for music grew and he was constantly “playing” an array of instruments including kazoos, bongos and his favorite little red piano.”

Unfortunately, Drew passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in March of 2014 at just 15 months of age. With no cause of death, Georgia and Devron learned about the Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC) Program and joined a community of 600 affected families. This program not only is pioneering clinical research but is a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy. But for Georgia and Devron, this was not enough. They needed to do more to honor their son’s legacy and they wanted to do it through music. Drew’s Tunes was born.

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“Drew’s Tunes has made it our mission to honor the blessing we had in our lives for 15 blissful months by striving to bring joyous smiles to other children.”

As early as Drew’s Memorial Service, Georgia and Devron requested that people make donations to a children’s arts program in the impoverished neighborhood of Tremé in New Orleans in lieu of flowers. In just a few weeks, these parents raised $10,000 and saved the summer camp from being cancelled due to local budget cuts. Drew was already making an impact.

Georgia and Devron pressed on and hosted a Bowl-A-Thon just 5 months after Drew’s passing and raised $41,000! More than 200 instruments, $33,000 to summer camps and $12,500 to SUDC research have been donated in Drew’s name. Building on their success, Drew’s Tunes hosted their 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon in August of 2015.

As a member of the Pampers Baby Board, I am often given the opportunity to make a difference in our own communities with the support of the brand. Pampers recently released a new video celebrating the fact that there is nothing parents won’t do for their children and how each person can make this World #BetterforBaby. The members of the Pampers Baby Board were challenged to make the World better for baby in our own community and immediately I knew I needed to help Drew’s Tunes.

Teaming up with Renee from What Mommies Need (another local Baby Board blogger), we combined our grant money to make a big impact. Donating money as a sponsor of Drew’s Tunes Bowl-A-Thon 2015 was just the tip of the iceberg. Renee and I were also able to purchase $2,000 in musical instruments (bongos, drums, maracas, xylophones, kazoos and tambourines) which will be donated to New Orleans preschools and daycare centers and $2500 in technology that will help Drew’s Tunes make an even bigger impact for years to come. I am happy to report that Drew’s Tunes raised over $61,000 at this year’s Bowl-A-Thon!

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Now, that is better for baby! Thank you, Pampers for making New Orleans an even better place to live for our children!

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If you feel compelled to make the World better for baby, we would be honored if you would consider donating to Drew’s Tunes.

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