Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair and Jaime King are the kind of moms who inspire us to pay it forward.
Reese recently hosted the Baby2Baby Holiday Party presented by Tiny Prints, the decor a magical winter wonderland where 30 underprivileged young children from Volunteers of America got to play in the snow, sit on Santa’s lap and open lots of presents.
“It’s an incredible event for these kids” Reese says. “They get to come experience craft making, and pony rides, and face painting, and they get to sit with Santa and talk, it really shows the spirit of Baby2Baby as an organization, which is about reaching out and giving kids just that little extra boost that they need not just at the holiday time but all throughout the year. It can make a really big difference in their lives.”
Selma Blair exclusively tells E! News, “I think now more than ever people are afraid, afraid of the future—whether it’s real or imagined, there is a great fear and I think more than ever we have begun to unite together as a community as moms for other kids, for parents that are nervous or scared, financial and political stuff that is happening. I think we have a great opportunity to take all these feelings and come together and help everybody.”
“It’s always important to give back, more than ever since I had a child,” Selma continued. “The only thing that’s got me through something is when people have reached out and helped me, and said, ‘Do you need help with something? What can I do to help yours and Arthur‘s life so you don’t have to be lacking in money, or anything to be needing peoples assistance?’ It’s a natural part of life whether financial, time, or support from people who have come a farther way than you have at that time.”
“In our house we run a tight budget, I’m a single mom and he gets one present from me. I have siblings so they send him presents and he knows that people don’t have stuff, he is very aware, and specifically aware of homelessness, he’s always asked about it. And I tell him everyone deserves respect while going through something hard. Maybe they can’t pay for things, and he really does get it, and respects everybody, which is most important, not to make someone feel less than because they are in a more challenging spot in their life.
“And he understands that it takes other grownups really helping, and that it’s going to take his whole age group to make the earth a place that can house everybody.”
It is this type of love, community and caring for one another that the holidays are all about.
via E! News