My teachers taught us that the United States was a land of equal opportunity, but I knew it wasn’t true because I saw disparity all around me. And I still do.
Nearly 1 in 4 children in the U.S. lives in poverty and most of them don’t have any books in their homes. You can see why these kids often fall behind in school, and then in life.
Because I moved around so much as a kid, books were terribly important to me. The first place I’d visit in each town was the library. Reading shaped my life, and books taught me that it was possible to be anything.
I have teamed up with some amazing children’s book authors and illustrators to create limited-edition Valentine’s Day cards that raise funds for Save the Children’s education programs, which are helping tens of thousands of kids across the country.
If you’re a parent, you know what a major holiday Valentine’s Day is for kids. So wouldn’t it be wonderful, if you’re going to buy these cards anyway, that it’s for a great cause?
Please join me in giving every child living in poverty a fair chance at a bright future. Just click here to buy a set or two.
Happy Valentine’s Day!