Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner are doing their part to make sure kids have access to food and learning amid school closures spurred by the coronavirus outbreak.
On Monday, the pair revealed that they have teamed up with Scholastic to launch Save with Stories, which will benefit Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Under the new initiative, the actresses and their celebrity friends will read their favorite books on social media to drive donations to both organizations’ coronavirus responses. (Josh Gad was onto something!)
“Thirty million children in the United States rely on school for food,” Adams and Garner wrote in their joint Instagram announcement. “School closures will hit vulnerable communities hard and #savethechildren and #nokidhungry are on the ground and ready to serve. They just need our help!”
In her first-ever Instagram post, Adams read a story titled The Dinosaur Princess, written by her nine-year-old daughter Aviana Olea and illustrated by her husband Darren Le Gallo. For her story-time selection, Garner read The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist.
It didn’t take long for other familiar faces to join the cause. Yesterday, Reese Witherspoon offered an inspired reading of Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Adams and Garner explained they came up with the concept in order to “provide a little fun, a little education, and a little distraction for kids and parents.”
Keep up the good work, ladies!