Celebs are reading books to your kids to help feed children in need during the school closures
Since the pandemic began, many individuals — like the Obamas — and organizations — like Sesame Street — have stepped up to virtually entertain our nation’s youth who are out of school and stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March, a number of celebs have been lending their famous voices by reading bedtime stories on Instagram, which is an awesome helping hand for parents who are stretched thin at the moment, but not only that — these star-studded virtual storytelling sessions are also raising money to feed kids who rely on school for food and might be struggling during the school closures.
Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams were the first two celebs to join forces with the charities Save The Children and No Kid Hungry to launch “Save With Stories,” which aims to ensure that the thirty million children around the world who rely on school for food, don’t go hungry. The hope is that as parents and kids tune in to hear the virtual story time sessions, they’ll also donate to Save With Stories.
Welcome to @SAVEWITHSTORIES—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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To name a few more, Ellen Degeneres hilariously read from her design book Ellen Degeneres Home, Jeff Goldblum read the Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hears a Who, and our girl Mindy Kaling read Little Red Riding Hood.
Today’s story time comes from author Roxane Gay, who read the new body-positive storybook written by the inclusive clothing brand Universal Standard.
The book — What Would Fashion Look Like if it Included All of Us? — tells the story of a “world where everyone is kind and accepting,” and the brand hopes the story will help “dismantle stereotypes of beauty and let future generations redefine how they see the world — and themselves in it.”
Head to the Save With Stories website to donate to the cause or to make a one time gift of $10, text SAVE to 20222. Your kids listen to a story while another child gets access to a healthy meal — it’s a win, win all around.