What is Red Nose Day USA?
Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it's a show not to be missed! The TV special will showcase top comedy and entertainment live and in pre-recorded segments. It will also highlight the issues for which Red Nose Day is fundraising. Viewers will be encouraged to make donations by phone, and online.
Where/how/when did Red Nose Day start?
Red Nose Day was founded by Jane Tewson and Richard Curtis (writer and director of TV and films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually). Comic Relief UK launched on Christmas Day in 1985 with a live broadcast from a refugee camp in Sudan. It was created out of the firm belief that the power of mass media and high-profile celebrities can raise awareness of issues of poverty to change and save millions of lives.
Who is the organization behind Red Nose Day?
Comic Relief, Inc. (previously known as America Gives Back Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) public charity. It is an independent sister organization of Comic Relief UK, a British charity founded in 1985. Comic Relief, Inc. and Comic Relief UK are independent organizations related through their shared vision of a Just World, Free from Poverty; and with the same mission to effect Positive Change through the Power of Entertainment. Comic Relief UK was established 30 years ago in response to the famine in East Africa. Comic Relief UK's most well-known event, Red Nose Day, is an established and highly successful fundraising event that raises significant funds for poverty relief in Africa and the UK and raises awareness of the issues we care about. Comic Relief UK is a grant making organization and has distributed over one billion dollars to thousands of beneficiaries since it began in 1985.
How can members of the public get involved?
The Red Nose Day campaign kicks off in April and ends on Red Nose Day itself, with a live three-hour special on NBC. The public can get involved in a variety of ways: donating on the night of the TV show, buying and wearing Red Noses (further details will be announced at a later date), and by participating in fundraising activities organized through groups and associations. Learn more about how to get involved.
How can Greystone residents get involved?
In support of Red Nose Day, we have placed red noses at every community clubhouse. They are available for purchase for $1 and all proceeds will go back to support the cause. We ask you to rep your red nose on Thursday and throughout the week to help us garner excitement and buzz. We'd love to see how you style your red nose and share your photos with the entire Greystone community via our corporate Facebook page. To share, please upload a photo of you in your red nose around your Greystone community to social media with the hash-tags: #GreystoneGives and #RedNose.