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Reese Witherspoon is giving away 250 dresses from her Draper James collection to teachers in the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

'The Morning' show star is running a competition for the educators who are working extra hard to provide online classes for their pupils during the health crisis.

They can enter via Google Form, from 5 April, where eligible teachers will be able to win a gown from her line - which she launched back in 2015 - with the winners unveiled on 7 April.

The winners will also be given promo codes for 25 per cent discount on the full range - which is Southern-inspired and also includes slogan mugs and tote bags.

The discount will be extended to those who work in education on 5 May to mark Teacher Appreciation Day.

Reese - who has seven-year-old son Tennessee with husband Jim Toth and Ava, 20, and Deacon, 16, with ex-spouse Ryan Phillippe - said: "I have been so encouraged by the ways people are really showing up for each other.

"During quarantine, teachers are broadcasting lessons from their own homes and figuring out new remote-learning technology and platforms on the fly, all while continuing to educate and connect with our kids. "Advocating for the children is no easy task, so I wanted to show teachers a little extra love right now."

The 'Legally Blonde' actress recently said she and her family are trying to be "patient" with one another while self-quarantining.

The 44-year-old producer said: "I try to be patient and they try to be patient with me, but we're only on day 11. I don't know what's gonna happen."

The mother-of-three previously admitted she felt "stressed" and "confused" about coronavirus.

The Oscar-winning actress has felt as though she's been "flooded by opinion" amid the ongoing pandemic.

She said last month: "I'm feeling everything that everyone out there is feeling: confusion, stress.

"I'm trying to look for the most scientific facts and not listen to too much opinion. I feel flooded by opinion. (I'm) talking to friends who I find very grounding."

Reese has discussed the issue with her mother, Betty - but the Hollywood star conceded that "we're all in new territory".

She said: "It's never happened in my lifetime. Talking to my mother and hearing a historical perspective is interesting from her. But I think we're all in new territory."

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