Amy Adams & Jennifer Garner Team Up to Help Kids Affected by COVID-19
While all of us are trying to come together—mostly, and crucially, by staying apart—to help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the damages, it’s nice to see those with a large platform doing their best to spread the word. There was Max Brooks’ hilarious and heartfelt message, alongside his dad, the legendary Mel Brooks, for people to keep their distance from one another.
A message from me and my dad, @Melbrooks. #coronavirus #DontBeASpreader pic.twitter.com/Hqhc4fFXbe
— Max Brooks (@maxbrooksauthor) March 16, 2020
Then there was Idris Elba’s equally heartfelt reveal that he has tested positive for COVID-19, and his plea for all of us to “stay at home and be pragmatic.”
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing ???? No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
There are more folks out there doing their best to help in any way they can. To that end, Amy Adams and her pal Jennifer Garner have joined forces to help children affected by the coronavirus, using the power of storytelling. Adams and Garner have a joint effort called Save With Stories, which works alongside No Kid Hungry and Save The Children. Adams joined Instagram just to announce this venture.
If you want to help out, you can text SAVE to 20222, and chip in $10 to those in need. To see how this would look, check out Adams’ Instagram story below. You can also follow @SaveWithStories to see which celebrities appear to read stories to kids for this great cause.
Here’s Adams’ Instagram Story:
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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
For more on the novel cornavirus, here is our story on how the virus is affecting below the line filmmakers and TV creators.
Featured image: Amy Adams in Arrival. Courtesy Paramount Pictures.