Get your noses on! Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to help pull children out of poverty in all 50 states and all around the world. Red Nose Day is a fund-raising campaign run by the non-profit organization, Comic Relief, Inc. In 1985 Comic Relief began in the UK with the goal of raising money to help the world’s poor. The first Red Nose Day was held in 1988. Since that time, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion around the world. In America, since 2015, Red Nose Day has raised over $60 million to help change the lives of millions of children in all 50 states of America and around the world. Comic Relief has partnered with Walgreen’s, NBC (Red Nose Day special is on Thursday, May 25 @ 8 p.m.), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and m&m’s. Supporters include: Pure Leaf Tea, Lipton Tea, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Orbit Gum, Starburst Candies, Skittles, Duracell, Scrubbing Bubbles and too many others to list here!
Red Nose Day works to provide medical treatment, food, clean water, housing and education for children everywhere Did you know that just $2 can provide a jerry can for a child to carry clean water home? $30 gives one person access to clean water in Uganda, $50 provides one year’s tuition, supplies and books for one child, and $100 provides food, clothing, shelter and medical care to get a child off the street and into a home. At this site, I learned that there are currently approximately 150,000,000 children living in the street with nowhere to go and no one to help them. Red Nose Day works to help these kids.
How can you help? Stop by a Walgreen’s and buy yourself a red nose for $1. You can have a bake sale with the proceeds going to the Red Nose Day, donate your pocket change, sell crafts or use the link on their site to start a fund-raiser of your own.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Go on-line and see for yourselves. https://rednoseday.org/
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Booker T. Washington