Red Nose Day (To End Child Poverty)
The money raised to help several charities that help end child poverty. 100% of the money for the noses, wrist band, like the one I have on in that picture and a pin they sell go to this Red Nose Day Fund.
“Americans of all ages will have lots of new ways to come together and get involved — including our five new Red Noses, by making it fun to make a difference we really hope to unite the nation, and in doing so help millions of children here at home and around the world.”Janet Scardino, CEO of Comic Relief USA
Since their debut in 2015, they have raised nearly $150 million and have positively impacted over 16 million children in America, and around the world.
In 2019, this day is on Thursday, May 23.
The first Red Nose Day began in the UK in 1988. Since that launch, it has raised over $1 billion. It wasn’t until 2015, it was introduced in the US. Today the money raised benefits children of all 50 states and also in 34 countries internationally.
So get the family together and go nose to nose with the red nose! Have some fun. Maybe even raise money for this fund. Make sure to post to social media and use the current years hashtags.
Millions of Americans set to take part ahead of Red Nose Day with five new Red Noses on sale at Walgreens stores nationwide
Red Nose Everyday Heroes
Comic Relief USA celebrated the launch of its fifth annual Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, kicking off a five-week fundraising effort. The launch was marked with a collection of five new Red Noses – the Everyday Heroes — and other Red Nose Day merchandise going on sale today in Walgreens stores nationwide. The campaign culminates on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May 23, 2019 with a star-studded night of primetime Red Nose Day programming on NBC.
In the coming weeks, millions of Americans and hundreds of celebrities will support the campaign, coming together in schools, workplaces and communities across the country wearing their Red Noses, fundraising, tuning in to the TV Special and donating to the cause. Money raised supports programs that ensure children who are living in poverty are safe, healthy and educated in both America and around the world. Since 2015, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million and positively impacted over 16 million children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and some of the most underserved communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Five New Red Noses: The Everyday Heroes
Together with Walgreens, Red Nose Day is thrilled to introduce five new Red Noses: the Everyday Heroes. Each of the Everyday Hero Red Noses has a special power to address specific issues affecting children living in poverty: hunger, sickness, homelessness and illiteracy. The limited-edition Red Noses are available for $2 each at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide from today through June 1, with all profits from sales benefitting the Red Nose Day Fund.
These charities include:
- Boys & Girls Club
- Charity: Water
- Children’s Health Fund
- Feeding America
- Covenant House (Opening Doors for Homeless Youth)
- Gavi (The Vaccine Alliance)
- Laureus (Sport for Good Foundation)
- Save the Children
- International Rescue Committee
- FInd Polio Now
- The Global Fund
- Unidos US (Stronger Communities – Stronger America)
More about Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run in the United States by Comic Relief USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change, and has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to end child poverty, and has raised nearly $150 million to date. Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated, both in America and around the world. Since launching in the U.S., Red Nose Day has received generous support from millions of Americans, hundreds of celebrities and many outstanding partners, including Walgreens, NBC, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Red Nose Day returns for its fifth year on Thursday, May 23, 2019. For more information about Red Nose Day USA and its impact, visit www.rednoseday.org. Follow @RedNoseDayUSA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Red Nose Day is inviting everyone to go Nose to Nose. It is the simple act of two people touching Red Noses in a fun, light way, to create shareable social content while encouraging donations for the cause. Buy two noses at Walgreens, go Nose to Nose, and snap a selfie or video. Share it with the hashtag #GONOSETONOSE then make a donation at rednoseday.org. Challenge your friends to do the same. It’s a fun and easy way to participate.
Check out All Things Red?
Check out this blog post about the color red and red found in the Bible.
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First Published April 14, 2018. Last updated or republished May 23, 2019.