On May 25, Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center celebrated Red Nose Day and promoted awareness of how the organization benefits children. Children in America and worldwide are in great need of support services. Staff donned the red clown noses and spoke about the charities the Red Nose Day benefit.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity.
Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 25 countries internationally. Beneficiaries of Red Nose Day efforts cover numerous children’s charities including Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and the Global Fund according to the Red Nose Day website.
“Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most. Red Nose Day is on a mission to end child poverty – one Nose at a time. Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated. Half of Red Nose Day’s grant money is spent right here in America on projects close to home. The other half is spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. You can find out more about the amazing programs funded through Red Nose Day at www.rednoseday.org/our-impact.”
Even the smallest amount offers great benefits to many children. Please join us for the 2018 Red Nose Day, whose date has not yet been announced. Visit the site for more information.