Tiffany Haddish Advocates for Foster Care Youth
Popular comedian and former foster youth, Tiffany Haddish, is nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award for her special Black Mitzah. While this is a huge honor, she already considers herself a winner. Tiffany Haddish advocates for foster care youth and during quarantine spends time on Zoom calls with children in group homes.
Acts of Kindness
Tiffany is always giving back the foster care community. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, she talked about her Emmy nomination and how she has spent quarantine.
She gushed about her friends at the group home. The children came together and sent her handmade cards to congratulate her on the nomination. Tiffany received 40 cards and in her mind, that was greater an honor than the Emmy.
“I went to the mailbox, and there were all these handwritten notes from foster youth that I’ve been talking to over quarantine,” Haddish told Fallon. “It was 40 messages — 40 little handwritten notes and cards — and they drew on them and colored them.”
“That was the best award ever,” Haddish said. “Like when I get down, I just open those up and read them. It’s like, that’s better than any trophy I could ever get, to be recognized by our youth, our future.”
Together We Rise is so proud of Tiffany and her commitment to helping foster youth. Her positivity and openness about her time in the foster care system brings so much hope and comfort to youth.
We wish her the best of luck on this nomination. Whether she wins the Emmy or not, she is a champion in our hearts.
For those looking to join the likes of Tiffany Haddish and advocate for foster care youth, we ask you to get involved with Together We Rise. Whether you have time or money to give, either can make a difference in the lives of children. Find out more here.