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Friday, April 15, 2016
Red Nose Day - Thursday, May 26th
About Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc, a registered 501(c)(3) American public charity.
Funds raised go to the Red Nose Day Fund and last year benefited children in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally through programs to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated.
Comic Relief Inc. in the US and Comic Relief UK are independent sister organizations that are joined by their shared vision of a just world, free from poverty and the mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.
The aim of Red Nose Day is to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice.
To drive this change, the Red Nose Day Fund will award grants to projects on the ground that work to give people a leg up, not a hand out.
The Red Nose Day Fund addresses the immediate needs of children by making grants to organizations working domestically and internationally.
In the UK, Red Nose Day is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives.
Co-founded by film writer/director Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually) and charity worker Jane Tewson, the BBC event has raised more than $1 billion over the past 30 years.
HOW WE HELP
All of the grant money distributed by the Red Nose Day Fund will be given to a variety of non profit organizations that transform children’s lives.
Half the money distributed will be spent right here in the U.S. at projects close to home. The other half will be spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
All of the grant money will be used in projects to keep kids safe, healthy and educated.