Today you can help give back to children in need, by purchasing a red nose and taking a selfie! #RedNoseDay
Red Nose Day helps raise awareness and money for kids in need around the world. Walgreens is selling red noses today for $1 along with other Red Nose Day products to donate to the cause.
Manager Will Martin said, “We had to re-stock on several items, and got several red noses from other stores for today.”
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Walgreens will also be accepting additional donations from customers.
A $1 provides a meal for a child living in a homeless shelter. A $5 contribution gives antibiotics to treat a child with pneumonia or medical supplies for a doctor’s visit on a mobile clinic. An eye exam and glasses for a child in need is a $35 donation. A $4 donation goes to an anti-malarial net to protect a mother and her baby. A $15 donation helps keep a child safe and sheltered for a week. Books and school supplies can be donated with $7.
“For me, helping children is very important,” Martin said. “It’s a big event that helps other children in need. It brings an awakening that there’s other needs out there that can benefit other people.”
Celebrating Red Nose Day in the U.S.
Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally over the last twenty-five years. This is the second year that the U.S. has participated in the fundraising event. Half of the money raised from Red Nose Day will be distributed in the U.S. the other half will benefit children in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
NBC is airing a two-hour live special to bring awareness for Red Nose Day at 9/8 central tonight. Seth Meyers, Pharrell Williams, Leslie Mann and other big stars participated in the primetime television event last year. Stars have been posting their #RedNoseDay selfies all over social media to get ready for today.
Participate in the Red Nose Day fun by purchasing a red nose and taking a selfie with the hashtag “#RedNoseDay.” Make sure to share your pictures with HottyToddy.com!