TFMoran staff got their “Noses On” in support of Red Nose Day on May 24th, 2018. Thanks to everyone who participated, taking a little time out of their busy day to help raise awareness to ending child poverty in the U.S. and around the globe. For $1, an official Red Nose can be purchased at your local Walgreens. Half the money will be donated to one of the many charities Walgreens supports, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children, and Feeding America. For a full list of charities and proud supporters, click here.
If you have not heard of Red Nose Day befor this, it was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and has raised $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the U.K. in 1988. One of the major charities that influenced Red Nose Day is Comic Relief. Comic Relief is an organization that launched in 1985 to raise money to address poverty and social injustice throughout the world through the use of comedy and laughter. The event is held every two years as a U.K fundraising event, and it encourages people to wear a red nose and act silly to help raise money.
Nearly 1/3 of the world’s population, more than three billion people, have less than $2.50 to live on for one day. One billion children worldwide are living in poverty, and nearly 22,000 children die every day because of it.
Since beginning the campaign in 2015, Walgreens has helped raise awareness and donates to child poverty. They have helped raise over 100 million dollars and helped more than eight million children living in poverty. $1 gives a child a nutritious meal, while $10 gives entire classroom textbooks. NBC will be broadcasting an all day campaign dedicated to the event that includes a special edition of American Ninja Warrior.