Jennifer Garner paid a visit to Congress on Thursday (Nov. 18) on behalf of her favorite charity, Save the Children. Her hope is for all kids to have a better life!
Mrs. Affleck goes to Washington! Jennifer Garner was in the nation’s capitol on Thursday (Nov. 18) to address the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. She was there on behalf of the Save the Children organization, which is a charitable organization she holds near and dear to her heart. The 38-year-old mother of two, who is married to Ben Affleck, put aside her reported marital problems to focus on the needs of those less fortunate.
Jen was there to talk about early childhood development and finding a way to help those finding it hard to afford even the bare necessities.
“For me, reading to my daughters, singing with them, playing with them is as elemental to my child-rearing as feeding them,” Jen said. “But if you’re one of the millions of American parents struggling with the recession and poverty crisis, you’re thinking about just keeping them fed and clothed.”
The very next day, Jennifer, returned to her home state of West Virginia where she announced six new programs aimed at helping young children, being established in the state’s elementary schools.
“There is such a need here, and there is so much unmet potential right here in West Virginia,” she says. “The cycle of poverty in this state is going on for generations and generations and generations, and we hope we can provide a new energy to help the kids reach their true potential and avoid that.” It’s always nice to see a star return to their roots and use their fame to do good!