A musical remembrance of Drew Joseph Boswell
Our mission is to celebrate the life of Drew Joseph Boswell by providing musical instruments to children, expose them to local musicians, and support clinical research into SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood).
With the tireless support of family and friends, we started Drew’s Tunes for the two-fold purpose of providing musical instruments to young children and to support research on the cause and possible prevention of SUDC. Within the first year, Drew’s Tunes donated $64,000, helping 365 children in the state of Louisiana. Now we have donated over $200,000 to support music education and research for SUDC, with the majority impacting the children of New Orleans.
Each year for Drew’s Angelversary (March 12th) we ask people to play, dance or sing to Drew’s favorite song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and post it to their social media with the hashtag #twinkletribute4drew. For each public video posted with the hashtags we donate $1 to a music program (up to $5,000). We do this bring awareness to Drew’s Tunes and our mission, but also to celebrate our beautiful boy.
The way Drew loved inspired us to invite you to join us in the “Love Like Drew” challenge. Drew was so special, he knew no race, no social status, no political view…all people were the same to him and he loved them with open arms and a big smile.
Drew’s sweet mama, Georgia, is a guest blogger for New Orleans Moms Blog. In August 2014, she wrote a blog sharing the details from the worst day of her life. We invite you to read her blog to learn about Drew, the day he passed, and how a mother’s love created a legacy for her son that shines so bright.
With your support, we’re able to continue doing what we do best - celebrate the life of Drew Joseph Boswell by providing musical instruments to children, expose them to local musicians, and support clinical research into SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood).
Thanks to your support Drew’s Tunes was able to donate two sousaphones, a trumpet and a trombone. These beautiful instruments cost thousands of dollars and would have been out of reach without our foundation’s donation. This year Congressman Steve Scalise's office nominated Salmen to represent Louisiana in the 2019 National Independence Parade in Washington, D.C. We are so excited to help Salmen march in style this July
This year #GivingTuesday falls on Drew’s birthday. We are asking everyone to give $6 in honor of Drew’s 6th birthday.
We are so thankful to the Caffrey family for donating a beautiful blue violin to Drew’s Tunes in honor of their daughter, Jenna.