Actress Jennifer Garner And Famous Friends Read Children's Books Online And It's A Must-See
Here's your chance to hear Jude Law do his best hedgehog impression – and it's all for a good cause!
As the nation slogs through yet another week of school closures due to the coronavirus, parents everywhere are doing whatever they can to keep their kids occupied during the shutdown. For families struggling to put food on the table, or home school when they don't have computers and can't afford internet access, the situation is even more serious.
Thankfully, some well-known faces (and voices!) are stepping up to help.
Actresses Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams started the campaign #SaveWithStories, where celebrities read children's stories over social media to help raise money for charities to help families get the resources they need during the crisis.
Actresses Amy Adams (L) and Jennifer Garner (R) started #SaveWithStories to raise money and help students stay focused. @savewithstories
Along with Gardner and Adams, a slew of other celebrities have read books online including Kate Winslet, whose version of 'Green Eggs & Ham' by Dr. Seuss is worthy of a Golden Globe.
The campaign encourages people to make a one-time, $10 donation to Save the Children and No Kid Hungry to give food and critical educational resources to nearly 90,000 children in 200 school communities across the country.
Along with providing meals for families in need during the pandemic, the money will go to providing age-appropriate books, learning activities, games and toys to children in the country's poorest rural communities.
Actor Jeff Bridges reads 'All the World' by Liz Garton for #SaveWithStories. @savewithstories
The campaign has already raised several million dollars, which Garner says will do wonders to combat what is known as the 'summer slide,' or the time when children are out of school and their math and reading skills start to decline.
#SaveWithStories has been so successful in the United States that a handful of other countries, including India, Australia and the Netherlands, have picked up the idea.
"It just shows that people want to be connected," Save The Children's founder Mark Shriver told MSNBC. "And they want to provide great content for their kids, so their kids can continue to learn."
We think it's awesome that celebrities are using their status to help others during the crisis. This is a project we'd love to see keep going even after the coronavirus crisis ends.
Actress Lupita Nyong'o reads "Not Quite Narwhal" by Jessie Sima for #SaveWithStories.@savewithstories