Puppies and doodling—those are key pieces of any childhood.
That was certainly true for Lily, Sarah, and Grace Badger, three sisters who tragically passed away in a house fire on Christmas Day in 2011. Since then, the girls' father, Matthew, has established the nonprofit foundation LilySarahGrace in their honor, with the aim of raising funds for more art classes in schools. Such classes are what helped his daughters, who were dyslexic, learn, and what they loved most in life.
Back in September, we told you about the Kickstarter campaign commissioned by LilySarahGrace for You Can't Memorize This, a book of drawings by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Lena Dunham, and Tina Fey (whose drawing is pictured below) that shows just how creative people don't color inside the lines. Once the book goes to production, all proceeds from its sale will go to support art education in underfunded public elementary schools across the country. But the campaign still has a little ways to go: As of this writing, the project had less than 24 hours to raise just over $4,000 in order to meet its $20,000 fundraising goal. We're hoping that by showing off some of the book's star-studded creations—including the newly released one by Natasha Lyonne, pictured above—we can create our own work of art and encourage action to help the foundation get this book made!
By now, you might be wondering: Okay, but what does a puppy have to do with all this? In the video below, meet Pippy Badger, the 6-lb. Maltipoo puppy who was given to Lily as a birthday present. If we haven't done enough to implore you, Pippy most certainly will.