Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos have helped make twenty homeless students’ dreams come true with college scholarships.
The star has gone on to reveal the exact moment that made her want to do her bit to help…
Kelly Ripa and her family are doing their best to help those struggling.
The star has long been passionate about doing what she can to support young talent.
Born in New Jersey in 1970, she got her big break as Hayley Vaughan on classic ABC soap opera All My Children.
Since 2001, she’s been the anchorwoman of ABC’s Live! With Kelly & Ryan, alongside Ryan Seacrest.
In 2015, she made a cameo appearance in the Broad City episode “Coat Check” – playing a wild ‘n’ crazy version of herself.
Ripa married her hubby Mark Consuelos back in 1996. The pair have 3 kids together: Michael, aged twenty-two, Lola, aged eighteen, and Joaquin, aged sixteen.
And are no strangers to PDA.
“Page 101. Daddy,” she said proudly. “There’s daddy.”
But Ryan Seacrest joined in, joking, “Look at daddy.”
Calling your partner “Daddy” can make some people feel uncomfortable.
Fans commented on the post that they found Ripa’s choice of nickname creepy.
Ripa had an excellent response.
But this week, the star has landed herself in the spotlight for a very different reason.
This time for her philanthropic efforts with New York City’s Win.
And operates eleven family shelters along with 3 supportive housing facilities across the city.
As per People Magazine, sixty percent of graduating high school seniors at Win are enrolling this fall at colleges nationwide.
“Mark and I are so excited to help these students in whatever small way we can,” Ripa explained.
“Starting college is a pivotal moment for so many and being a part of this time is really special for our family.”
This means that twenty college-bound homeless students will receive laptops and nearly $2,000 each from the scholarship.
“We know each of these scholarship recipients has a bright future ahead and we can’t wait to see what amazing things they accomplish,” Ripa said.
We were watching our kids, with all of their technology, and Mark and I said, ‘Learning remotely is so difficult … how are they possibly doing this at Win?'” Ripa recalled. “Sure enough, they didn’t have the Wi-Fi, tablets, or other things they needed.”
“We hope other people who have luckier circumstances like we do will help people living below the poverty line,” she said. “It makes a difference forever.”
Last spring, the couple donated $500,000 to Win to purchase iPads, laptops, and headphones for hundreds of students.
“Thanks to their generous donation, these students no longer have to worry about buying books or paying for a ride home, and can focus on what’s the most important: succeeding in their studies.”
What an incredible gesture!
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