Jennifer Garner is using her star power to help kids in need.

On Friday, the superstar and mother of three paid a visit to Save the Children in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, wreaked its havoc on the Lone Star State.

During the trip, Jennifer, who is on Save the Children's Board of Trustees, visited Hilliard Elementary to help hand out donations to families who have young children in need.

After the visit, Jen took to her Instagram to share photos with her fans and write a touching message, "Today I was inspired by the huge hearts in Texas. There is a generosity of spirit that gets lost in political rhetoric, but-- people come together in a time of crisis. You know what’s beautiful? Children look for light."


The big-hearted A-lister added, "Terrifying things have happened to these kids in the past couple of weeks, but they don’t want to dwell on those stories. They want to tell you that their neighbor’s puppy was found. That they saved their mother’s life by throwing her a rope when the flood water overcame her and now she’s ok. That they all celebrated when power came back on. We have to protect our kids and we have to learn from them." 

A rep for Save the Children tells E! News, "Jennifer was there for a day visit with children and families benefiting from Save the Children's response. Our emergency response team has been on the ground in Texas since before the storm hit, working to meet children and families' immediate needs. We also established child-friendly spaces in evacuation shelters and have been distributing essential supplies to those impacted."

According to the organization's press release, "Save the Children is the national leader in helping restore child care and early education centers after emergencies, and helped lead such efforts in Texas in 2008 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and in New Jersey and New York in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy."

But Jen's not the only celebrity who has donated time and/or money to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. JJ Watt, Kevin Hart, Pink and Sandra Bullock are just some of the famous faces who have given huge sums of money to help Hurricane Harvey relief.

Check out the other celebs who have given what they can to Harvey relief efforts...

ESC: Pink

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Arrivals Widget Test

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LeAnn Rimes

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Hilary Duff

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Jensen Ackles

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Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez


The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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DJ Khaled

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Solange, 2017 BET Awards

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Demi Lovato

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Drake Much Music Video Awards, Toronto

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ESC: E!ssentials, Beyonce

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Miranda Lambert Pet Line


Jamie Foxx

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Busy Philipps


Chris Young, 2017 CMT Music Awards

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JJ Watt, Instagram, Hurricane Harvey


22nd Critics' Choice Awards, Arrivals, Kevin Hart

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Justin Bieber

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Dwayne Johnson

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Tyler Perry

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TIFF, Sandra Bullock

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Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Hurricane Harvey

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ESC: Kim Kardashian

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Taylor Swift

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—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua.

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