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Small charities often make a discreet impact, changing lives without recognition for their good works. "Give" seeks to shine a light on these organizations, sending philanthropically-minded celebrities from film, television, music, sports and business to learn about their practices. Each episode a celebrity ambassador visits two charities that employ innovation and a dedication to positive change in their communities and the world, helping to spread the inspirational stories of the quiet heroes behind the scenes and their missions to make a better society.
Kat Graham, Actress and Singer, goes to Orange County, California to visit two organizations that support low-income and homeless children and youth and their families with comprehensive, long-term services designed to interrupt inter-generational cycles of poverty.
Tony Award winning actress Cynthia Erivo visits organizations that brings the transformational power of creativity to young people in New York City.
On This episode of Give, Blair Underwood - himself the son of a 28-year Army veteran - visits two non-profits who are working to help veterans adjust to life after service. Bunker Labs helps military vets start their own businesses and Blair joins a workshop that helps these veterans network and find support for their ideas. At the Armed Services Arts Partnership, the Actor in Blair joins a class designed to help Veterans find their voice through engagements in the arts. It allows these vets to express themselves creatively in a safe community oriented environment. After a new business workshop and an ad-lib class, Blair - with the help of the Ford Fund - gives both organizations a generous donation to help them take their work to the next level.
Jenna Bush Hager, NBC News Host and Correspondent, visits two New York City based organizations that use the power of books to bring about positive impacts in the academic and emotional lives of children and teens. Jenna's first stop is Pajama Program, which provides pajamas and books to thousands of children and teens around country who are living in shelters, orphanages, group homes and foster care. At the Pajama Program Reading Center in NYC, Jenna witnesses first hand how the simple act of reading feeds children's minds and fills them with security, comfort and love. Recognizing the profound significance of bedtime reading in the lives of her own children, Jenna is deeply moved and wants to help, but first she goes to see another organization in action. Created to answer the challenge of falling literacy rates in New York City's high-poverty schools, Behind the Book brings professional authors into Pre-K - 12th grade classrooms to conduct writing workshops that culminate in the publication of a book of student work. Energized by the passion she sees in the students, and impressed with the effectiveness of Behind the Book's method, Jenna must decide how to divide fifty thousand dollars between the two organizations. In the end, with the help of the GIVE panel, she finds a way to support them both.
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