Millions of children in the United States and abroad have limited or no access to basic necessities. Many of the proposed changes by 45 threaten to dismantle the limited social services available. Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 25 countries internationally. The benefits to children include access to:
- clean water;
- safe places to sleep, learn, and play;
- meals; and
- medical and dental treatment;
- life-saving vaccines.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. The money raised by Red Nose Day benefits children in impoverish communities the US. Partner charities include Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children and The Global Fund. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988.
In the midst of the #nightmarebudget and #AHCA, we're taking a moment to shift gears into something a little more proactive, rather than reactive. It doesn't hurt that this action is so easy and frankly, pretty fun.
Support Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 25:
- Buy a Red Nose at Walgreens or Duane Reade and spread the red to your friends and family and post your Red Nose Day photos on social media using the hashtag #RedNoseDay.
- Donate, join or organize a fundraiser. If you would like to raise money for kids in need, start by downloading one of their fundraising kits, which are chock full ideas for how to raise funds in your community.