Many of us are searching for ways to be forces of good while we’re practicing physical distancing by staying at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of disruptions to everyday life, including closing schools. While education providers have scrambled to provide virtual options to keep learning going, it’s far from comprehensive. Additionally, students receiving meals at school are missing necessary nutrition. Save with Stories aims to help kids with these issues.
Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams partnered with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry to launch Save with Stories. As part of the program, they’ve rounded up dozens of celebrities so far to read children’s books in videos they share through Instagram. Chris Evans reads If You Give a Dog a Donut, and Eddie Redmayne reads Zog. Jeff Goldblum shares Horton Hears a Who, while Sarah Michelle Gellar relates Pig the Pug. The list of storytellers goes on and on. Stories always matter, but maybe in particular right now. We all need them.
That Save with Stories is sharing these joyful videos is a lovely bright spot for children and grown-ups alike—in a time when all brightness is especially welcomed. But of course there’s more. They’re taking donations at the #SAVEWITHSTORIES website. You can pitch in whatever amount you’re able to in order to help. The site states your contribution “will help Save the Children and No Kid Hungry make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep brains and bellies full.”
So, listen to the dulcet tones of folks such as Victor Garber and Laura Dern read you (and/or your children) stories and make a donation if you can. Visit the Save with Stories Instagram to make your day better and get lost in some charming tales.
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