Celebrities are coming together to read books for children who are currently home from school due to the coronavirus and sharing the videos on social media.
And on Monday, Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner announced that they would begin sharing videos of them reading children’s books on Instagram in order to raise money for children affected by school closures, USA Today reported.
Gad has been live-streaming the videos of him reading on Twitter since March 13, according to Good Morning America.
“Since we’re all stuck at home right now I figured we would have a little fun together,” Gad said in his March 13 video, according to GMA.
He added that he would “try to provide at least 10 minutes of day care to you and your families a night while we’re going through this unprecedented global event.”
So far, Gad (who is a father of two) has read three stories: “Olivia Goes to Venice,” by Ian Falconer; “The Day the Crayons Quit,” by Drew Daywalt; and “The Giving Tree,” by Shel Silverstein, according to GMA.
Meanwhile, Adams and Garner have created an Instagram account called “Save with Stories,” which is in partnership with the groups Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, according to USA Today.
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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
The recorded stories will be available on Instagram for free, though the account is requesting donations of $10 to support children in vulnerable communities, according to an Instagram post from Save with Stories.