Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner want to make sure kids aren’t losing out on learning and healthy eating in a time when coronavirus fears have led to a number of building closures, including schools. The award-winning actresses have teamed with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, to launch #SaveWithStories, which will benefit Save the Children and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Adams made the announcement early Monday that the newly-minted initiative was what prompted her to “finally” join Instagram.
“I’ve decided to finally join to shine a spotlight on kids across the country who need our help and support during this difficult time,” she wrote in part. “My friend @jennifer.garner and I are launching @SAVEWITHSTORIES – a spot to watch your favorite celebrities read your favorite children’s books.”
Under the initiative, the actors, as well as their celebrity friends, will share their favorite books and stories on Instagram and Facebook to drive donations to Save the Children and No Kid Hungry coronavirus response. In addition, Scholastic is securing a number of titles from its library to be featured as part of the initiative.
For its part, Save the Children will provide age-appropriate books, learning activities, games and toys to children whose schools are closed in some of rural America’s poorest communities through the #SAVEWITHSTORIES initiative. It also launched Coronavirus and Kids: Resources from Save the Children, providing free educational resources and tips for families across America.
In an effort to ensure children still have access to meals during school closures, No Kid Hungry plans to provide emergency grants to food banks and community groups, divert resources to the hardest-hit communities, and help families find meals while continuing to ensure every kid gets three meals a day.
Check out Adams’ full Instagram post below.
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I’ve decided to finally join to shine a spotlight on kids across the country who need our help and support during this difficult time. My friend @jennifer.garner and I are launching @SAVEWITHSTORIES – a spot to watch your favorite celebrities read your favorite children’s books. We are galvanizing as a community to support a new fund for a combined effort between SAVE THE CHILDREN and Share Our Strength’s NO KID HUNGRY (and a big thank you to our founding publisher, Scholastic♥️). 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. #SAVEWITHSTORIES
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