Child stars unite to raise funds for entertainment professionals affected by COVID-19

Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 21:35:29-04

Some of your favorite child stars are coming together to help those impacted by the coronavirus.

The Valley's own Glenn Scarpelli from the hit 1980's show "One Day at a Time" is joining hands with some old friends to raise money for the Actors Fund, to help those in the entertainment industry impacted by COVID-19.

From actors to those working behind the scenes, many in the industry had also lost paychecks during the pandemic.

Joining Scarpelli in this mission will be actress McKenzie Phillips also from "One Day at a Time," Jill Whelan from "The Love Boat," and Mindy Cohn from "Facts of Life."

Scarpelli spoke to ABC15 from Sedona Thursday, this is a time in which we all need to come together.

"I saw something recently that someone said, we are all in the same storm but we are on different ships, and that is so true. Some people can stay unemployed for little while, maybe they have something tucked away for rainy demand, some people are just one paycheck away from demise," said Scarpelli.

The four will share childhood memories from their time on TV as well as behind the scenes moments, and they will also answer viewer questions.

You can catch the stars on Stars in the House, a daily series to support and raise funds for entertainment professionals affected by COVID-19.

In a press release, Stars in the House founder James Wesley said the upcoming episode would provide fans with "comfort TV". The goal was to remind people of happy times and lift their spirits.

You can catch the episode at 5 PM HERE.

It will also be posted on YouTube after that.