Tohickon sticks its [RED] noses exactly where they belong on Red Nose Day, May 23
Since its debut in 2015, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150million and positively impacted more than 16million children in the United States and around the world by funding initiatives to keep children safe, healthy and educated.
This year’s national campaign kicked off April 22, when the Red Noses went on sale nationally only in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores. It culminates on Thursday, May 23, with a special night of TV celebrating Red Nose Day on NBC at 8pm.
Walgreens, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NBC and Mars Wrigley are major sponsors of the campaign, which uses the power of entertainment—and the universal silliness and barrier-breaking capacity of a red clown nose—to start the conversation and attract financial support.
“Child poverty bars too many children in our country and around the world from realizing their full potential for health, happiness and success,” says Brendan Nolan, president and CEO of Tohickon Settlement Services.
“If wearing a red nose for one day can help raise awareness and funds for this ambitious and much needed initiative, we’re all for it.”
Tohickon is also putting its best nose forward with a donation of $2500 to the campaign.
Follow Tohickon and other organizations and individuals on social media @RedNoseDayUSA and share your Red Nose Day pics using the hashtag #RedNoseDay.
Red Nose Day
In the U.S., Red Nose Day is a program of Comic Relief USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to Red Nose Day are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Find out more at ComicRelief.org.
Money raised through Red Nose Day provides grants to support programs that provide children who are living in poverty a range of services: essential medical services including vaccines; access to water, sanitation and hygiene; meals; education and to fight homelessness.
Half of the money supports programs in the United States across all 50 states and Puerto Rico; the other half supports programs internationally in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.