Dre has the fire and capacity of an entrepreneur but still maintains a heart for people like no other. Her determination to build, along with her broken heart for people, is something I’d support no matter what organization she was directing. It’s not a mistake that the organization's name is Smile On Me because whenever Dre comes up in a conversation or I hear her laugh from across the room, I can’t help but think of the ear to ear smile she's had every time we served families crushed by hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways, or every time I'd hear her speak on social justice. This organization is being built on the back of one of the most incredible women I’ve ever come across. I am so proud of her and I'm certain she'll never stop building and fighting for people.
-- steve d'agrosa
Dre is a very compassionate and caring woman who loves to motivate and help girls grow to their full potential. Throughout the time I’ve known her, she has always been found encouraging girls and making plans to celebrate them. I strongly believe that Smile On Me is going to bring so much joy and positivity to every girl and give them the start they need to live healthy and full lives. I know Dre is the right woman to be leading this charge and I am honored to stand beside her.
-- collin Wilson
For as long as I have known Dre, she has been reaching out to lend a hand and take action in important matters. It’s always been her dream to start this movement. Not only does she have a compassionate heart for people, but she’s an incredible businesswoman with an
entrepreneurial mind. With her personality and her determination to succeed, you can for sure count on Dre and Smile On Me to change the lives of the next generation.
-- Desiree Ochs
Dre is a very warmhearted, creative, and loving person, and the kind of friend that anyone would want. Throughout our friendship, she has been the person I knew I could count on if I ever needed anything. Her heart for people is admirable and she's always quick to put others first. She is absolutely in the business of people and it is without a doubt that everything she puts her hands on is done from her heart. I wholeheartedly believe that Smile On Me is going to change the lives of millions of girls and give them experiences that will impact them and inspire them to change the world.
-- jerry fertilien
Dre has always possessed the heart of charity. When she was in elementary school, she began collecting cans of food to give to those she noticed sleeping outside or children she heard saying they’re hungry. As she grew into a young woman, she noticed a great number of young girls that did not have access to basic personal hygiene products. This knowing has weighed on her heart. I always say that truth and time will meet and Dre's truth and time have met.
Smile On Me is truly from Dre's heart. I know that the lives of those who give and those who receive will never be the same because the route of charity is love and love conquers all things.
- SHELLEY THOMAS
Dre is an all-around humanitarian. She cares uniquely for the individual and goes out of her way to honor others. She is serious about the condition of women and girls around the world and has made it her life's work to honor and celebrate them no matter their race or background.
Her strength, selflessness, and dignity are admirable and I am happy to call her a friend.