Scroll through the Instagram feed of design legend Charlotte Moss and you’ll be treated to a visual cornucopia of beautiful interiors, the kind that have earned Moss a rightful place as interior design royalty. But yesterday, Moss turned her social media spotlight onto something more serious: childhood hunger. As the coronavirus and resulting shutdowns make for more unemployment across the U.S., more children than ever are at risk of going hungry. So, Moss has launched a fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, kicking things off with a $5,000 donation and urging her followers to donate what they can.
“One in seven children in the United States lived with hunger BEFORE the outbreak of COVID-19, a startling figure that will only increase with every day we are sheltering in place and while unemployment grows,” said Moss in an announcement. “Every dollar you donate will provide 10 meals, your contribution will make an impact and together we can make a greater one.”
Plus, with the sponsorship of Pepsi, every dollar donated through the end of April will be doubled, as the company plans to match donations.
This is Moss’s second time using her Instagram following to raise money for organizations in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, she pledged to donate $100 to Feeding America for every Instagram post featuring a creative collage and captioned with the #charcollage hashtag. By the end of the challenge, Moss had pledged $100,000 to Feeding America.
The designer’s initiatives are welcome challenges for those wondering how to help while stuck at home—and a reminder that not everyone has a comfortable, well-stocked home to isolate in. As Moss says, “stay home, stay active.”
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