This Valentine's Day, Julianne Moore is reaching out to American children in need. She's starting a new tradition with Save The Children to send out Valentine's Day cards to those children. Here is Julianne's mission statement:
Recently, I visited one of the poorest, most remote communities in the mountains of Appalachia, where Save the Children has worked for more than 75 years. In a land of such wealth and prosperity, it is shocking to see so many children and their families struggling to get by. In fact, in rural America, one in five children lives in poverty.
When I spoke with my children about the trip, we were inspired to find a way for other kids and families across the country to make a difference in the lives of children in need. Valentine's Day has always been a time to show how much you care, so we approached Save the Children with this special Valentine's Day campaign.
As a mother, I would like to appeal to moms everywhere, that while we are giving Valentine's cards, which we do anyway, let's do some good at the same time for other children in America.
By making a donation to Save the Children, you can print out or email beautiful Valentine's Day cards featuring children's artwork to give to classmates, friends and family. If you choose, you can honor someone special with a gift donation and we will send a personalized card for you. Your donation will help Save the Children reach more children in poor, rural communities in the United States through early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition programs.
As an author, I was particularly moved to see firsthand how these programs are helping to foster children's love of reading by teaching new moms about early learning activities for their young children and helping struggling students overcome obstacles to reading. In rural communities with limited resources, Save the Children is offering children hope for a brighter future, and what better gift can we give on Valentine's Day than hope?