The inaugural United States “RED NOSE DAY” is today, May 21, 2015 – an international effort to fight childhood poverty…and District Deeds urges you to partcipate!
In a news report – Red Nose Day: How to Get Involved – on Channel 7 San Diego –
“Nearly 20% of American children live in poverty according to the US Census Bureau, November 2012, and many children in countries outside of the USA live on less than $1.50 a day. Monies raised for Red Nose Day will benefit 12 charity organizations whose aim is to lift children and young people out of poverty, in the U.S. and throughout the world.”
The Funds donated go to the poorest children in the US and around the world. According to the National RED NOSE DAY Website:
“All of the grant money distributed by the Red Nose Day Fund will be given to a variety of nonprofit organizations that transform children’s lives. The great news is that half the money distributed will be spent right here in the US at projects close to home. The other half will be spent in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. All of the grant money will be used in projects to keep children and young people safe, educated or healthy.”
- Buy and wear a Red Nose You can get yours at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores for $1, and 50¢ will go to The Red Nose Day Fund. Noses are available until August 31 or as supplies last.
- Raise money with friends, family or colleagues Hold a bake sale, play your favorite sport in costume or style your hair funny: all ideas welcome as long as they make people laugh and you bring in the cash.
- Post a selfie of you and your friends wearing a nose and doing your bit for Red Nose Day to our Facebook and Twitter accounts and pledge 50¢ for every like or retweet you get. You can download the official Red Nose Day NBC app here.
- Tune into the star-studded Red Nose Day show on NBC It’s coming to a screen near you on Thursday, May 21, so book your seat on the couch and invite friends and family over to watch. Other entertainers scheduled to appear include Sienna Miller, Paul Rudd, Jodie Foster, Olivia Wilde, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Leslie Mann, January Jones, Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Anna Camp, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Yvette Nicole Brown, Retta, Natalie Morales and Danny Pudi. Plus, Cast Members from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the Netflix Original Series “Orange is the New Black.”
The Red Nose Day Special airs tonight, Thursday, May 21 from 8-11 p.m. PT on NBC Channel 7 San Diego.
Let’s all do our best to help children in poverty!