Garbiñe Muguruza has joined the initiative “Stories from Tomorrow” (Historias del Mañana), an interactive initiative to raise funds on social networks that supports children around the world that has been driven by actor Casey Affleck and his mother. Garbiñe has read two poems on her Instagram, “Time” written by Amarise Fisher and “Poem for my cousin Santiago” written by Isabel, a 12-year-old girl from San Jorge de La Laguna in Guatemala, reports her communication team.
“As soon as I heard about the idea for 'Stories from Tomorrow' I knew that I had to support her and act as a speaker for all these girls who dare to share their feelings by writing these beautiful texts “, Garbiñe said. “Reading and writing are fundamental instruments for young people to express themselves and grow. 'Room To Read' continues to do tremendous work in this area and the Casey Affleck initiative helps in this direction,” added the Spaniard.
Artists like Robert Redford, Alfre Woodard, Common, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Michelle Monaghan, Casey Affleck, Vanessa Kirby, Jason Segel, Mathew Broderik and some more, they will be reading texts written by children around the world. In association with Pledgeling, donations made through the campaign will support Feeding America's child hunger programs and girls' literacy and education programs from 'Room to Read', helping ensure that the world's most vulnerable children have access to essentials such as food and remote learning tools. Donations of any amount can be made online at pledgeling.com/stories.
The initiative was created by Casey Affleck and her mother, a 40-year-old public school teacher, “as a opportunity to encourage children trapped at home by the pandemic to write creatively. “ “Creative writing can be a good way to process anxiety and sadness,” Affleck said in a statement. “By sharing the stories publicly, we hope they feel listened to and empowered, and encouraged to write more. Children's well-being is the best investment we can make.”