How Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Are Helping Homeless Kids Get an Education During COVID-19 Pandemic
"We realize how lucky we are — for all of us to be together like this is probably never going to happen again," Consuelos, 49, tells PEOPLE in the cover story for this week's Family Issue. “This time has been so horrible for so many people."
“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, 49, recalls. "Sure enough, they didn’t have the Wi-Fi, tablets or other things they needed."
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"It certainly made us stop complaining about spotty WiFi or kids not having a graduation ceremony," the Live with Kelly and Ryan host says. "Those things look really small really fast."
She also encourages others to donate if they possess the means to do so.
"We hope other people who have luckier circumstances like we do will help people living below the poverty line,” says Ripa, whose oldest son Michael, 23, graduated virtually from New York University in May. “It makes a difference forever.”
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