As most of you are aware Jennifer is from the state of West Virginia where recently there has been flash flooding which has impacted many of the state’s residents. Jennifer has designed a shirt to help raise funds for Save the Children to help reach out to those effected. Get your own shirt by clicking this link and ordering one!
Here is an article from People where Jennifer shared her thoughts.
Jennifer Garner is doing everything she can to help flood victims in her home state of West Virginia.
The actress, 44, and Save the Children, for which she is a trustee and longtime supporter, have launched an Omaze t-shirt campaign to raise funds for recovery efforts after historic flash flooding in late June that left 23 people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.
The actress tells PEOPLE that she first started to realize how bad the situation was while she was on the phone with her mom, Patricia, who still lives in the state. “She pulled to the side of the road because she couldn’t see,” the actress recalls. “She said, ‘This rain has been so intense, it just won’t stop.”
A state of emergency was declared in 44 of the state’s 55 counties on June 24 after the flash floods and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the flooding was “among the worst in a century for some parts of the state.” Garner, whose family was not impacted, and Save the Children immediately started relief efforts to aid victims.
“I’m so proud of the disaster relief response,” the actress says. “Passing out supplies needed, like clothes for babies, diapers, toiletries. Whatever is needed, we do our best to get for them.”
Another emotional component Save the Children offers is to provide a safe place for parents to take their kids. “There are counselors who will play with them and they can address any trauma they’ve been through,” Garner adds. “Kids come in and talk about what they’ve seen while they are playing. Which also gives the parents time and freedom to do what they need to do to figure out their life. It’s especially devastating because so many are living paycheck to paycheck and don’t have flood insurance.”
Every t-shirt, which reads “West Virginia Strong” amid an icon of mountains, benefits Save the Children, which serves families in five West Virginia counties through health, early education and after-school programs. “I wanted it to have mountains to show the deep strength of the people in the state,” Garner says. “This is what Save the Children is about. To go to where people are having a really rough time and help.”
West Virginia has also become a special place for Garner’s three kids, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4. “At the end of summer, their friends talk about what beautiful vacations they’ve taken and my kids have too but what they’ll almost always say is, ‘This summer I went to West Virginia.’ And that makes me so happy,” the actress says. “When you’re there, you understand. The pace is more forgiving, the air is beautiful, there are fireflies at night. It’s different from what we have in L.A. They are very proud of those roots.”
More production stills from Jen’s new film Nine Lives have been added to our gallery.
Congratulations to Jennifer who will be honored in November at the 2016 Baby2Baby Gala where she will receive the Giving Tree Award. Here is the article by People.com
Jennifer Garner will be honored at the 2016 Baby2Baby Gala.
The actress – who is the mother of three children: Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4 – will be presented with the Baby2Baby “Giving Tree Award” for her support of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit and ongoing dedication to children in need.
Baby2Baby co-presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein said that when it came time to choose this year’s recipient, they couldn’t think of anyone more worthy of the award than Garner.
“We are so proud to honor Jennifer for her commitment to supporting low-income children” Patricof and Weinstein said in a statement. “She is quite possibly the biggest advocate for these issues we have ever come across.”
“She has worked tirelessly for seven years to help combat children’s poverty through education and leadership,” they continued. “Just this past year, she helped us secure over 2 million diapers to distribute to the families in our program across the country. We are beyond grateful for her immeasurable contributions to children all over the world and to the children of Baby2Baby.”
Garner will be presented with the award at the fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala presented by John Paul Mitchell Systems on Nov. 12 in Los Angeles.
The actress joins past winners including Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson.
Baby2Baby helps provide low-income children up to 12 years of age with diapers, clothing and all of the basic necessities that every child deserves.
Added posters and stills to the gallery from Jen’s newest film Nine Lives which is set to be released in theaters in August.
– Jennifer Garner Online > FILMS > 2016 | Nine Lives
Congratulations to Jennifer for her Teen Choice Award nomination!
Vote for Jennifer at TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter, through July 28
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Choice Movie: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovie)
“Miracles from Heaven”
“10 Cloverfield Lane”
“Straight Outta Compton”
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Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl”
Brie Larson – “Room”
Jennifer Garner – “Miracles from Heaven”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
Jessica Chastain – “The Martian”
Tessa Thompson – “Creed”
People shares the report that JJ Abrams talked with Chris Rock some info on casting Jennifer as the lead in his series Alias.
Jennifer Garner rocketed to stardom in 2001 with her breakthrough performance in the hit spy TV series Alias – a role that instantly earned her legions of fans, a Golden Globe Award and posh entree into Hollywood’s A-list.
But, it appears, not everyone was initially sold on casting her as super spy Sydney Bristow.
Series creator J.J. Abrams revealed that some TV honchos were apprehensive about Garner in the lead role. One exec’s particular concern: Was Garner “hot enough”?
“I wrote Alias thinking about her,” Abrams – who had worked with Garner on his other TV show, Felicity – said Friday during a conversation with Chris Rock at the Tribeca Film Festival in downtown Manhattan, as part of the fest’s ongoing Tribeca Talks series.
“I finished it, she came in, was amazing,” he recalled of Garner’s audition. “And I remember someone at the network was like, ‘I don’t know, is she hot enough?’ ”
Garner went on to snag the role, playing the stealth double agent for five seasons until 2006, a move that helped boost her leap to the big screen.
“They’re always second-guessing, everyone’s always afraid at networks,” Abrams said of the initial hesitation.
Of course – with a rich career filled with diverse projects, including the recently released Miracles from Heaven – Garner, now 43, has since proven those early skeptics wrong. Then again, Abrams never doubted that from the very start, he had the perfect star.
“Jen was so great, and she did everything,” he said. “And it was incredible doing the pilot – I remember watching her kind of find this strength in herself. It was just so cool to see, and she just did a spectacular job.”
Jennifer attended another screening of her film Miracles From Heaven Last night in New York City which was hosted by the MOMS.
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > March 16 | Miracles From Heaven Mamarazzi Screening In New York City
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > March 16 | Miracles From Heaven Mamarazzi Screening In New York City – Presentation
Here are two clips that NBC released from Jennifer’s appearance last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!