Thursday, May 21st, is Red Nose Day. This massive campaign is dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty. What sets this campaign apart from the others is that is solemnly requires people to have fun and make people laugh. The Red Nose organization tackles three key benefits:
- Keeping children safe
- Educating children
- Making sure children are healthy
In the UK, Red Nose Day has been going for 30 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. Since the first Red Nose Day, Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion to help people in need around the world.
The money donated is split in half; 50% of the proceeds will help children and young people in the US and the other 50% is spent in some of the poorest communities in the world.
This event is held in the US and will allow people to watch the Red Nose Day show on NBC and donate. The show will be live and feature actors, comedians, musicians, sketches, parodies and musical performances.
If you would like to donate click here. Since this is the first time the U.S. will be hosting the event, we hope we reach the highest record of amount donated!
Be sure to watch the live event Thursday, May 21st, at 8/7c on NBC!