#NosesOn for Red Nose Day

Posted by Stacie Hatton on

One of the funnest charitable days of the year is here and we’re super excited to be participating! (Yes, we know ‘funnest’ is not a word, but isn’t it fun to say? ;) To see so many people coming together to make a difference and raise money and awareness for kids in need at home and around the world just warms our hearts.

Here’s a little background on Red Nose Day… In 1985, Comic Relief launched in the United Kingdom with the goal of using comedy to raise money and help those leading really tough lives. The goal? Creating a just world free from poverty. The very first Red Nose Day was held in 1988 with millions of people participating in its first year. Since 2015, Red Nose Day in America has raised over $60 million to help kids and young people most in need and over $1 billion globally in the past 25 years. Red Nose Day positively impacted the lives of 2,659,642 children just in 2016!!

So what does your donation do? It provides meals for kids, life-saving vaccines, a safe place for kids to learn and play, clean water, access to education, and a safe place for kids to sleep. Some of their charity partners include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, charity: water, Feeding America, and Save the Children.

For more information on Red Nose Day, check out their website or follow them @RedNoseDayUSA and pick up your red nose today, only at Walgreens.

Comic Relief Inc. in the US and Comic Relief UK are independent sister organizations joined by their shared vision of a just world, free from poverty and the mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.

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