Do You Have Your Red Nose Ready?

girl in red clown noseGet Ready for Red Nose Day: Thursday, May 26, 2016.

The Red Nose Day Fund is on a mission to help kids who need us most. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years. Half of the money will be spent in the U.S. The other half will be spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. All money raised supports projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy, and educated. In 2015, Red Nose Day raised $23 million.

Created by writer-director Richard Curtis in 1988 (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, About Time), the idea of was built upon the foundation that comedy, celebrities and mass media, can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives.

A few examples of what Red Nose Day funds: Food Banks in the 50 States; preventative disease-fighting drugs for children and pregnant women; clean water and vaccines for families in Africa.

Need a red nose for the day? Red noses are available at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationally.

For more information or to donate, visit: Red Nose Day.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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