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Vegan Natalie Portman Joins Initiative To Help Kids During COVID-19 Crisis

by | March 18, 2020

Award-winning actor and vegan Natalie Portman has joined #SAVEWITHSTORIES, an initiative aimed at helping children make up for lost classroom time during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The initiative aims to create stories on social media to provide “a little fun, a little education, and a little distraction for kids and parents,” according to its webpage

Not only will it provide educational content and entertainment to children in the US and other countries, but it will provide food to children who rely on school for meals. 

On March 18, Natalie Portman recorded a video for #SAVEWITHSTORIES on Instagram in which she encouraged viewers to support the initiative and read a story called Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino.

Other celebrities who have joined the initiative include Jimmy Fallon and Jenna Ortega.

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The initiative aims to create stories for children (Kostikova Natalia/shutterstock.com)

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#SAVEWITHSTORIES was started by Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams in partnership with Save The Children and No Kid Hungry, as a result of school closures across the US in the wake of of COVID-19. 

The initiative webpage reviews the mission at hand, and the need it plans to fill.

“Millions of children in the United States go to school not only for learning but also for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner,” it reads.

“Now there are kids stuck at home without access to food, books and, in rural America, computers, broadband, or even print outs from schools that cannot afford paper and ink. They need our help.”

For more information regarding #SAVEWITHSTORIES, you can visit the Instagram or webpage.

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