Drew Barrymore to donate $1 million to charity
Generous Drew Barrymore announced on Monday’s Oprah show that she is set to give a personal donation of $1 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed children in Africa.
The 33-year-old Charlie’s Angel has worked with the charity since 2005, and she became an Ambassador Against Hunger last year. She’s taken two trips to Africa to see first-hand the work the organisation are doing.
She told People magazine: ‘I have seen with my own eyes what a difference a simple cup of nutritious porridge can make in a child’s life.
‘It helps them learn, stay healthy and sets them on track for a bright future.’
WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, who also appeared on Oprah, said: ‘We have a dream … to feed another 10 million hungry school children in Africa by Thanksgiving Day.’
Meanwhile, it seems Drew’s kind-hearted nature hasn’t gone unnoticed by boyfriend Justin Long, who gushed over his girlfriend while sitting in the Oprah audience.
When Winfrey asked him what he liked about Drew, he replied: ‘She smells good, she’s beautiful, and funny. The most compassionate person I’ve ever met.’
Barrymore confirmed how serious the couple are by explaining: ‘When you grow up you decide what you want to be,’ and said her relationship with Long was ‘healthy, productive, supportive and full of humour.’
Drew’s best pal, Cameron Diaz whom she calls ‘Poo’ even made an telephone appearance on the show, and stated that she was ‘choked up’ and ‘so proud’ of Drew’s donation.