Childhood poverty is heartbreaking. No child should never have to go to bed hungry or worried about where they will lie their head. Today, May 25th, NBC television will air Red Nose Day, a live telecast aimed at ending child poverty. The fundraiser began in 1988 by U.K. director, Richard Curtis and recently started in the U.S.
The statistics for childhood poverty are staggering and sobering right here in the U.S. We’ve learned from Red Nose Day charities that:
- 1 out of 5 young people live in poverty.
- Every Year, More Than 2 Million Kids in America Will Face a Period of Homelessness.
- 57% of homeless kids spend at least one day every month without food.
Red Nose Day raised over $36 million in 2016, and over $23 million the previous year, totaling over $60 million in its first two years in the US! The two charities among many others that will benefit from Red Nose Day are Covenant House and charity: water. As moms let’s support this cause and get our kids in on it too! Red Noses are available at all Walgreen locations so please stop by Walgreens and buy a red nose to support this cause.
To help raise awareness and aid in the fundraising efforts, NBC has dedicated a special night of television programming tonight. Actress Julia Roberts, will join adventurer and fellow Christian, Bear Grylls in Kenya for “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”
The full line-up includes “Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, the 9:00 p.m. episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” and “The Red Nose Day Special,” at 10:00 p.m. which will premiere the “Love Actually” sequel.