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!”
Welcome to @SAVEWITHSTORIES (and please welcome my friend @amyadams to Instagram!)—a spot to watch your favorite celebrities read your favorite children’s books. We are galvanizing (without hair and makeup!!) as a community to support a new fund for a combined effort between @savethechildren and Share Our Strength’s @nokidhungry (and thank you to our founding publisher, @scholasticinc ♥️). . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN in the United States rely on school for food. School closures will hit vulnerable communities hard and #SaveTheChildren and #NoKidHungry are on the ground and ready to serve. They just need our help! . These funds will help us make sure that families know how to find meals when schools are closed, support mobile meal trucks, food banks and other community feeding programs, provide educational toys, books and worksheets, and support out-of-school-time programs to help kids make up for lost time in the classroom. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES
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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!